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New York Fashion Week: Men’s Hanging on by a Thread

New York Fashion Week: Men’s is on life support.
Less than three weeks until the start of the men’s spring runway season, the Council of Fashion Designers of America has finally released its calendar — and it’s not pretty.
There are fewer than 20 men’s designers showing and half are with Agentry PR’s New York Men’s Day. Absent from the calendar are some designers who have been active supporters of the men’s shows since they were launched four years ago, including Todd Snyder, Robert Geller, Ovadia New York, Carlos Campos and Bode.
Instead, the calendar kicks off on June 3 with Agentry’s presentations of small and emerging designers only. The following day, N.Hoolywood will show at 6 p.m., followed by Frere at 7 p.m. The final day on June 5 will see presentations from Hecho, Freemans Sporting Club, Untitled Collective, Dyne and Linder, as well as shows from Private Policy, NIHL and Grungy Gentleman.
The reasons for the lack of participation are several. First, this marks the first time the men’s shows have moved from July to June to coincide with women’s resort. That timing is early for a lot of brands since the men’s market in New York is generally in mid- to

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Luciano Benetton Speaks Up About Bridge Collapse

SPEAKING UP: Luciano Benetton has opened up about his family business’ alleged involvement in an environmental disaster, which hit the city of Genoa in August last year.
In an interview with Italy’s newspaper La Repubblica on Sunday, the entrepreneur, 84, said “the ethic of responsibility, modernity and respect for the rules are not discretionary, instead they are the condition for survival for any entrepreneur. The bridges’ maintenance and the investments on the highways are mandatory by context rather than by a free intellectual choice.”
As reported, in August, a section of the city’s Morandi bridge collapsed, leading to 43 deaths, hundreds of evacuees and much structural damage. Opened in 1967 and part of the A10 highway linking the French and Italian rivieras, the bridge was maintained and operated by Autostrade Per l’Italia. This is the prime Italian highway player and is 88 percent owned by infrastructure company Atlantia. The Benettons’ family holding company Edizione controls 30.25 percent of Atlantia.
“Believe me, anyone who knows us a bit, has never doubted us, everybody knows we’re not part of that kind of capitalism [stuck] between politics and dishonesty,” Benetton is quoted as saying, adding he has long questioned the conduct of Autostrade Per l’Italia. “I’m sure about

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Alberta Ferretti Resort 2020

MONTE CARLO — Alberta Ferretti knows her customers, and while she continues to deliver those dreamy and feather-light chiffon gowns that the designer herself admits have forged her identity, she is also seeking to add a “touch of eccentricity.”
Speaking ahead of her resort show here on Saturday evening, Ferretti said her recent increased attention to daywear continues ”with a more precise image,” as she works to offer sophisticated alternatives to the “strong women” who are her customers.
“There has been so much talk about streetwear, but I think there is a desire to be more eccentric and unique, to explore a more personal and special language. Women today are no longer afraid to dare,” said Ferretti.
The designer explained that she wanted to emphasize Italian craftsmanship. “In a global world, Italian fashion needs to continue to have its own identity and we need to talk about this.”
Paraded at the yacht club overlooking the sleek multimillion-dollar boats harbored below, it was “inevitable” for the collection to be inspired by the sea, or nature in general — a staple for Ferretti.
“Nature is what conveys emotions, a sense of life and beauty,” she said. Case in point: the chiffon gowns in the colors of the sea

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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Toni Garrn Cohosts Charity Cannes Lunch With Amend

GIVING BACK: “I first worked here when I did a Chanel cruise show up on that hill, I remember walking down was weird, walking up was weird, too. I love this location and I’ve supported a lot of amfARs here,” said Toni Garrn, slipping into her seat at a charity lunch and auction she cohosted with Amend on Friday on the terrace of the Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc, with views across the Mediterranean.
Over 130,000 euros was raised at the event, with event producer Andy Boose auctioning off items including a Terry O’Neill photo of David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor and a Chopard Happy Love watch. Guests included Remo Ruffini, John Nollet, Ellen von Unwerth and Daria Strokous, with the funds raised going to Amend’s programs for preventing road traffic injuries to children in Africa and the Toni Garrn Foundation, which supports education initiatives for girls in Africa.
In business mode, Garrn wore a pink suit by Victoria Hayes. “I feel like a Barbie,” said the model-turned-actor, whose latest roles include playing a German secret agent in “Spider-Man: Far From Home.”
“I have a very strong German accent, it’s really fun. I get to give Tom [Holland], who plays Spiderman, a new suit because

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6 Airbnbs That Are Practically Made for Instagram

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Bode Choosing Paris Over New York

Emily Bode is jumping across the pond to show her spring collection and will make her runway debut in Paris next month, WWD has learned.
The New York-based designer’s presentation of her heritage-inspired men’s wear has been a staple of New York Fashion Week: Men’s since its launch in 2016. But the declining significance of the shows and the character of the company’s business led to the decision.
Additionally, the brand is a finalist for the LVMH Prize, which will be awarded in Paris in June.
Paris Fashion Week’s organizers are expected to make the announcement of Bode’s participation today.
“The majority of our distribution is in Europe,” Bode said. “And we wanted the buyers and press to see the collection. We’ve been selling via line sheets and post-show, so we thought it was important to embrace the opportunity and make the jump to Paris.”
Bode is the latest designer brand to abandon the struggling New York spring calendar. The official schedule released Wednesday by the Council of Fashion Designers of America is anemic, with only around 20 men’s presentations and shows, nearly all of them emerging or little-known designers.
“I’m super-grateful to New York Fashion Week: Men’s,” Bode said, “and I’m excited to see what

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2019 Cannes Film Festival: Eva Longoria On Hollywood’s ‘Sisterhood and Community of Information”

CANNES, France — “I was lucky because it was called ‘Desperate Housewives’ and not ‘Desperate Husbands,’” quipped Eva Longoria during a Kering Women in Motion talk at the Majestic Hotel on Friday.
The Time’s Up co-founder, whose activism and charitable work has taken on a sense of urgency since having her son, said that the organization is studying what role it can play in the 2020 elections in the U.S. “We’re trying to figure out how can we have an impact, not only with the presidential election, but in state governments. We see what’s happening in Alabama right now, which is crazy, archaic, not progressive, not American,” she said, referencing that state’s banning of all abortions.
On the goal set by Time’s Up to achieve 50-50 equality in the workplace in Hollywood by 2020, “The statistics are going the wrong way, we’re not improving,” she said.
The actor, director and producer who is directing her first feature, “24-7,” in which she also stars alongside Kerry Washington, talked about her efforts to surround herself with a female-led team and how she used “Desperate Housewives” as a film school.
“It was a decade of my life, I knew I wasn’t reaching my full potential, I’d go

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Lady Gabriella Windsor Chooses Luisa Beccaria for Her Wedding Gown

ORANGE BLOSSOM: Lady Gabriella Windsor, a member of the British Royal Family, wore a custom-made Luisa Beccaria bridal gown for her wedding to Thomas Kingston, held Saturday at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.
Fitted at the front, the dress, which was developed at Luisa Beccaria’s couture atelier in Milan, revealed an eye-catching, voluminous back with a long train. Crafted from Valencienne lace in an ecru tone with subtle blush tones, the dress was layered with ribbons of flowers and buds. Featuring a see-through tulle neckline, punctuated by embroideries, the gown had sheer lace long sleeves enriched with embroideries for a 3D effect. 
The bride matched the gown with a white tulle six-meter long veil paired with a diamond tiara, worn by her grandmother, the Princess of Greece, on her wedding day to Prince George, Duke of Kent, fourth son of King George V of England.
“I was so lucky to have my dream dress designed by Luisa Beccaria. She and her team are exceptional and I am thrilled with the stunning result of their craftsmanship,” said Lady Gabriella. “I have been in love with this brand for a long time!”
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As If! Clueless x K-Swiss Sneakers Have Us Totally Buggin’

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Giorgio Armani to Hold Signature Men’s Show in June at Storied Via Borgonuovo HQ

HOME SWEET HOME: For the first time in 18 years, Giorgio Armani will show his namesake men’s collection for spring 2020 at his storied headquarters at 11 Via Borgonuovo.
The show is scheduled on June 17 at 5 p.m., closing Milan Men’s Fashion Week, which kicks off on June 14.
Armani took control in 1996 of the stately 17th-century building, Palazzo Orsini, named after the 12th-century family, but in 2001 the designer unveiled offices and his Teatro, designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando on Milan’s Via Bergognone — in a former Nestlé industrial area, and effectively helping to revamp that part of the city.
The Emporio Armani show will be held at the Teatro on June 15 at 11 a.m.
The designer has most recently been experimenting with different formats and venues. Last September, he staged a coed Emporio Armani show at Milan’s Linate Airport — at the Hangar where the imposing Emporio Armani billboard has been placed since 1996. That was the first time a fashion show was held at that site and it was followed by a Robbie Williams concert.
In February, for the first time, Armani held a coed show for his signature line at Silos, the exhibition space he opened in 2015, opposite the

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Bicester Village Celebrates Ethical Indian Fashion With Latest Pop-up

LONDON — Bicester Village is highlighting creativity, craftsmanship and ethical fashion for its latest pop-up, Celebrating India. Opening Friday and running until May 29, the pop-up not only showcases fashion labels from Manish Arora and Behno, but jewelry and lifestyle products, too.
The boutique has been overseen by Sujata Assomull, contributing editor of Vogue India, who said she wanted to “give a taste of everything that is designed in India,” from fashion and home to jewelry and shawls, the staples of Indian fashion.
“That was really important to us because India has such a vast repertoire. We also wanted to show that Indian fashion is in fact very global, it’s not costume-y and just saris. Indian fashion has really progressed,” said Assomull.
Designers echoed that sentiment.
“What I’m thrilled about is finally the recognition of the creativity of the designers in India, which is so filled with imagination that draws from something so traditional but is also really relevant to a global audience,” she said.
Shivam Punjya, founder of Behno, is also excited to show a different side of Indian fashion. “People don’t necessarily equate Indian fashion with minimalism. We’re a country that’s so known for its intricate beadwork, and for me it’s how I

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What’s Next for the Cast of ‘Game of Thrones?’

What’s next after the biggest television show of all time?
After eight seasons of bloodshed, plot twists and dragons, the hit HBO series, “Game of Thrones,” is reaching its conclusion with the finale airing Sunday night. Throughout its tenure, the show has launched a cult fandom, tons of podcasts and a host of baby names, but it’s also helped spur the careers of many of today’s biggest stars.
Over the years, WWD has sat down with a number of actors from the show, including fan favorites Robb Stark and Grey Worm. Read on for some memorable quotes from cast members on what’s next after “Game of Thrones.”
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Richard Madden, aka Robb Stark

Richard Madden, photographed in Beverly Hills. 
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Although killed off in the show’s infamous “Red Wedding” episode from season three, Richard Madden has gone on to have a successful acting career post-“Thrones,” earning his first Golden Globe Award this year for his role as David Budd in the BBC limited series, “Bodyguard.” He’ll next appear as John Reid in the upcoming Elton John biopic, “Rocketman.”
“I get to play a bit of a villain, which is great

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Shop Nasty Gal’s First Curve Swimwear Line for Sizes 0-20

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Dsquared2, Drake’s OVO Collaborate on Capsule

TEAM CANADA: Dsquared2 has teamed with October’s Very Own, the lifestyle brand founded by Canadian musician Drake with entrepreneur Oliver El-Khatib and longtime producer Noah “40” Shebib, on a men’s capsule collection.
In particular, Dsquared2 founders and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten reworked the OVO signature logo, which, instead of featuring the usual owl, shows two owls — an homage to the idea of duplicity rooted in the Canadian-Italian label, actually established and managed by the Caten twins.
The two owls, combined with the graphic Dsquared2 logo, embellish a range of urban pieces, spanning from a dark indigo jacket, medium blue jeans, a gray hoodie with coordinated fleece track pants, T-shirts, as well as a beanie and a baseball cap.

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“We have this intuitive cultural understanding between us, we are all from Toronto, Canada power, working with Drake was like creating with the third D, D cubed to the power of three,” said Dean Caten. “We feel that collaborations unify forces from different industries, whether it is fashion or music, coming together is the way to go,” added Dan Caten.
The collection will be available from Friday at OVO’s seven flagships across Canada, the U.S. and in London, as

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Gucci Accused of Cultural Appropriation Over ‘Indy Turban’

Gucci is under fire once again for cultural appropriation.
The Italian fashion house is being criticized for selling a headscarf for $ 790 called “Indy Full Turban,” with many on social media claiming the accessory and its name are insensitive toward the Sikh culture.
The headscarf was previously available for purchase on Nordstrom’s web site, but has since been marked as “sold out.” The name has also been changed on the retailer’s web site to appear as “Indy Full Head Wrap” instead of “Indy Full Turban.” The product doesn’t appear to be listed on any other retailers or Gucci’s own e-commerce site.
The product itself made its debut on multiple white models during Gucci’s fall 2018 runway, the same runway show that featured the brand’s balaclavas, which also came under fire earlier this year because of its claims of resembling blackface. Gucci quickly removed the product from its stores and retailers in February and issued an apology, stating: “We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected and at the forefront of every decision we make.”

The Gucci sweater has been removed from stores and online. 
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Following the incident, Gucci’s chief executive officer, Marco Bizzarri, traveled to Harlem to meet

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Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2019

This big, bold collection drew on the industrial north of England, Fifties ballrooms and Eighties punks, with debutante styles strolling alongside tailored, mannish silhouettes. Eveningwear was a hybrid of punk and couture, with fat bunches of tulle sprouting from under the full sleeves of silk, rose-printed tops and double duchess satin dresses with raw, frayed edges. Those dresses were often slashed, with uneven hemlines and bejeweled safety pins, or tough leather belts at the waist. Other dresses glittered with crystal chandelier style adornments or garlands of diamanté jewelry, while slimmer styles were spliced together from wool silk and thick satin.
Daywear was done in sturdy English fabrics, as in a hybrid coat that was part houndstooth, part double duchess silk, while suits came as peg leg trousers paired with jackets that had trompe-l’oeil double lapels. Other wool jackets had built-in, corset-style belts or big flourishes of fabric flaring from one side, while a trench was a patchwork of white gabardine and black–and-white Prince of Wales check. Shapely knit dresses, tops and skirts were modeled on Fifties corsetry styles, while leathers came in a dramatic claret trench or black skirt suit with short, bell-like sleeves.

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Adidas Exec Discusses Sustainability, Circularity and Working With the Competition

Producing nearly 900 million products a year, Adidas is understandably exploring new ways to minimize waste and recycle products.
At the Design Talks NYC + Impact Summit earlier this week, James Carnes, vice president of global brand strategy for Adidas, spoke at length about Futurecraft.Loop, the brand’s first 100 percent recyclable performance running shoe, as a sign of things to come. Four years have passed since Adidas first worked with Parley for the Oceans to create an upper made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed and recycled from marine plastic waste and illegal deep-sea gillnets.
Knowing how thirsty his own two iPad wielding children are for information even though they haven’t reached the age of 10, Carnes spoke about the importance of catering to highly engaged and informed consumers. He also mentioned how Adidas is investing in start-ups such at Stuffstr, alluding to its new sports accelerator program “Platform A” at Station F in Paris where Adidas supports 13 start-ups.
Asked about collaborating with other apparel and footwear companies, he pointed to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, but noted that the hard part is making progress. Some of that stems from the number of different circumstances facing companies and where they produce product. “From

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Kourtney Kardashian’s Personal Trainer Reveals the 10-Minute Exercise She Does to Get Her Famous Booty

Kourtney Kardashian, amfAR Gala New York 2019When it comes to working out, Kourtney Kardashian has the right idea.
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Frescobol Carioca to Open First Standalone Pop-Up

Frescobol Carioca is testing the retail waters in the U.S.
The high-end Brazilian swimwear and casual sportswear label will open its first brick-and-mortar pop-up, a Summer Cabana, in Greenwich Village on May 20. The 600-square-foot shop at 400 Bleecker Street will be open through mid-August but may extend its stay if successful, according to cofounder Harry Brantly.
“We’re trying to be a premium luxury resortwear brand and that’s hard to do without an outpost in the U.S.,” he said. Brantly said the company did a comprehensive analysis of its business and saw that nearly 40 percent of its sales come from the U.S., “and the vast bulk of that is in New York.”
Although the sales are scattered throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn and other areas, the brand will start its retail experiment on Bleecker Street. “We’ve always loved the area and aspired to have a shop there,” he said.
He said if the pop-up is successful “we’ll go to the landlord with cap in hand” and extend the lease. “That’s the way retail is at the moment, and we’re keen to maintain our flexibility.” The brand is also considering pop-ups in Miami and Los Angeles.
In the States, Frescobol Carioca is also carried in Bergdorf Goodman,

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Marchesa Donates ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Gown to the Smithsonian

Marchesa is having a historic moment.
The brand, established in 2004 by Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, is donating the blue dress that actress Constance Wu wore in the film “Crazy Rich Asians” to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The dress will be presented Saturday during “The Party: A Smithsonian Celebration of Asian-Pacific Americans,” a Los Angeles event hosted by the Smithsonian’s Asian-Pacific American Center at City Market Social House.
The event recognizes the contributions of Asian-Pacific Americans to history and culture across industries, including music, film, sports and culinary arts.
Wu, who played the role of Rachel Chu, wears the dress when she attends a high-profile wedding in defiance of her boyfriend’s disapproving mother. The gown is a floor-length Grecian-style dress made of light blue tulle with floral appliqué, a deep V-neck and a cinched waist. The original version of the dress designed by Marchesa for its fall 2016 collection featured long sleeves, but they were temporarily removed by the film’s production for aesthetic purposes. The museum will receive the altered sleeveless version that appeared in the film.

Marchesa’s original gown from fall 2016. 

“Crazy Rich Asians” was recognized for having a mostly East Asian cast, and was the first Hollywood film

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Happy Socks Founders Open Creative Hub in L.A., Tout U.S. Expansion

The novelty sock wars are heating up.
Just up the freeway from San Clemente, Calif.-based Stance, which has collaborated on limited-edition styles with Rihanna, the NBA, the Grateful Dead and most recently with singer Billie Eilish, another multimillion-dollar sock brand has moved to town.
Happy Socks founders Mikael Söderlindh and Viktor Tell established their brand in Stockholm 2008, but since last August have been spreading sock love from Los Angeles, where they recently planted roots with a new store-meets-creative hub on Sunset Boulevard in Silver Lake.
“We have done so many collaborations with celebrities and now we can meet them here instead of a huge office,” said Söderlindh, president of the socks-to-lifestyle brand that has paired with Snoop Dogg, Iris Apfel, Wiz Khalifa, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones among others, and most recently launched Happy Socks swimwear with David Hasselhoff.

Happy Socks’ Los Angeles office. 
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“We wanted to feel creative again,” Tell, the brand’s creative director, said of the move and the opening of the new office, which will be used to identify local talent for capsule collections. The colorful duo have dubbed it The Rabbit Hole after “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” “We wanted to look at Happy Socks from a new way. We

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Our Top 5 Picks From the Rebecca Minkoff Flash Sale

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John McCain to Posthumously Receive Father of the Year Award

The National Father’s Day Council will honor the late Sen. John McCain at its annual awards next month.
McCain, who died of brain cancer in August 2018, will receive a Father of the Year award on June 13 at noon at the group’s luncheon at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. Also to be honored at the event will be Tom Kingsbury, president, chief executive officer and chairman of Burlington Stores Inc.
The son and grandson of Navy Admirals, McCain served as a naval aviator for 22 years following his 1958 graduation from the Naval Academy. While on his 23rd mission over North Vietnam, his plane was struck by a missile, forcing him to eject, which resulted in him breaking both arms and one leg. McCain then spent years as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, where he was subjected to torture and denied medical treatment.
Following his release, McCain served as a naval liaison to the Senate. He retired from the Navy in 1981 with naval honors including the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Arizona in 1982 and the U.S. Senate in 1986. During his time

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OTB Foundation Taps Ballerina Eleonora Abbagnato for Charity Event

MILAN — OTB’s Only the Brave Foundation has tapped ballet dancer Eleonora Abbagnato to stage a charity event aimed at raising funds for its social initiatives.
Established by OTB founder Renzo Rosso, the charity organization will host a dancing performance on June 2 at the Teatro Comunale theater in Vicenza.
Dubbed “Puccini,” the piece will be dedicated to the renowned Italian opera composer and feature his most famous arias. In addition to Abbagnato, who’s an étoile of the Opéra National de Paris and the director of the ballet corp of the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the cast will include French choreographer and dancer Julien Lestel.
Since its establishment in 2008, Only the Brave Foundation supported about 200 international projects focused on social development with an impact on the life of 200,000 people.
Among the most recent initiatives, earlier this year the organization donated 200,000 euros to fund six projects launched by Italian nonprofits destined to disadvantaged youth and communities or groups.
As reported last year, the OTB Foundation also supported the charity music event That’s Live 2018 in Florence, where Courtney Love performed as special guest. Further strengthening its bond with music, the organization also joined forces with the Andrea Bocelli Foundation inaugurating a middle school complex in

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Tory Burch Resort 2020

Tory Burch often looks homeward for inspiration. For resort, she started out musing on the family farm of her childhood. “I went back to American folk art, and where I grew up, Pennsylvania Dutch [country],” Burch said during a walk-through at her company’s headquarters. Yet lest the mind race to quaint costumes, she added a caveat: “That was the starting point — lightly referenced.”
That translates into a lineup that integrates expressive feminine elements with a robust earthiness, starting with a palette in which black and natural ivory play against russets, reds, deep greens and navy. Hearty tailoring belies a discreet Seventies vibe in clean-lined coats and jackets, often over A-line skirts. The most obvious folk-art references come through in floral motifs and craftwork, specifically embroidery and quilting, the latter handled, Burch said, “in a different way than everyone else has done it.” Case in point: a chic color-blocked coat in beige, green, gold and hot pink, horizontally quilted for a striped effect. Bold patterns carry throughout, as with large-scale, ebullient florals for a coat over a dress in a dark, almost sober, small floral. Worked in amidst the flowers and butterflies: a manipulated geometric or two, including a dress in

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Everything to Know About the James Charles and Tati Westbrook Feud

Another day, another influencer scandal.
Since late April, James Charles and Tati Westbrook, two of the biggest global beauty influencers, have been embroiled in a very public feud, resulting in the former losing roughly 2 million YouTube subscribers since Westbrook released a YouTube video on Friday detailing the fight, according to a live tally streamed on YouTube by the account, Tea4Real.
From how the feud began to the social media backlash, here is everything you need to know about the James Charles and Tati Westbrook fight.
Who are James Charles and Tati Westbrook?
Both Charles and Westbrook are beauty influencers who have made names for themselves on YouTube. Westbrook, who is 37 years old, is behind the Instagram account @glamlifeguru and is billed as one of the first beauty influencers. She posts YouTube videos on makeup tutorials, product reviews and about her personal life, including her struggle with fertility issues. She has launched a beauty ingestible brand, called Halo Beauty, and has collaborated with Birchbox for a curated makeup collection.
Charles, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer in the beauty influencer space. The 19-year-old quickly gained popularity for his artistic makeup looks and his inclination to bend gender norms. In 2016, Cover Girl

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Inside LADYGANG’s Cali-Cool Studio Makeover

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Iconix to Expand Starter Label in South Korea

Iconix Brand Group Inc. has entered into a three-year licensing deal with Sparks Glencoe Korea Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fila Korea Ltd., to expand its Starter athletic brand in South Korea.
Under the agreement, Sparks Glencoe Korea Co. Ltd. will have the exclusive license to design, manufacture and market Starter and the new Starter Black Label footwear and underwear in South Korea. The new Black Label line will launch at retail later this year.
“Iconix’s new licensing deal for Starter is part of our strategy to grow our brands internationally,” said Bob Galvin, chief executive officer and president of Iconix Brand Group, Inc. “This new partnership reinforces Starter’s strong brand recognition around the world, and we look forward to collaborating with the Sparks Glencoe Korea team to further develop the brand.”
Starter, which was launched in 1971, is one of 30 brands in Iconix Brand Group’s portfolio of consumer brands.

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Dazed Media Unveils Sustainability Platform, A Future World

OUR PLANET: Dazed Media is setting its sights on sustainability with a dedicated platform, A Future World, in partnership with the European Climate Foundation just in time for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The new platform, A Future World, will focus on science, technology and pop culture and feature interviews, films and discussions on sustainability.
“Climate change is finally a topic of conversation that’s at the top of our news feeds and around dinner tables, but most crucially, on our streets. This is a movement that has been driven by youth, a generation determined to pass on the planet to the children they haven’t yet had,” said Thomas Gorton, digital editor of Dazed Media.
The official platform will launch later this year but its first installment, which launched today, features an interview with Greta Thunberg, a teenage climate activist and Nobel Peace prize nominee, speaking about school strikes and protesting to combat climate change.
In the interview, Thunberg talks about her biggest environmental concerns. “Once we pass a certain point, there is no going back. We might have already passed that point and once we do, we set off an irreversible chain reaction which triggers events beyond human control. That’s very scary because we can’t

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Jonathan Simkhai Resort 2020

On Monday, a year and a half after Jonathan Simkhai first visited Sydney’s Bondi Beach on vacation, he returned to the birthplace of surf lifesaving to present his resort 2020 collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
Staged at sunset at the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, one of Australia’s oldest surf clubs was founded in 1906 and reopened in 2013 after a modernist do-over by Sydney architectural firm Durbach Block Jaggers, the show and collection were inspired by what Simkhai calls the “magic hour.”
“When you’re with someone you love and it’s 5 o’clock and the sun’s setting and the person you’re with, their face is glowing and you have a drink in hand and you’re having the best time,” he explained backstage after the show. “I thought how can I make a woman feel like she can put her dress on and be in that moment?”
The answer apparently was via a skin-tight, blush pink napa leather flight suit, which was the collection’s departure point. This was followed by a series of leather wrap skirts, baggy trousers and sexy bralettes with criss-cross straps and tough chic hardware in tan, mustard and black and a jacquard jersey section featuring hand-painted “chain” and

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Madison Cox to Receive Rosa d’Oro Prize

A ROSE FOR A GARDENER: Madison Cox is about to join the select circle of winners of Italy’s Rosa d’Oro, or Golden Rose, Prize.
The president of the Fondation Pierre Bergé — Yves Saint Laurent in Paris and of the Fondation Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech is scheduled to receive the award at a ceremony in Palermo, Italy, on May 17, the foundations said in a joint statement on Monday.
The recipient of the prize, established in 1984 by publishing house Novecento, is traditionally chosen by the winner of the previous edition. Cox was designated by the Italian editor and publisher Roberto Calasso in recognition for his decades-long work as a garden designer and his work to preserve Saint Laurent’s legacy.
Cox follows in the footsteps of luminaries such as Jorge Luis Borges, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Pierre Boulez, I.M. Pei, David Hockney and Saint Laurent himself, who won the 2001 edition. The couturier retired in 2002 and died in 2008, leaving behind thousands of drawings and pieces of clothing.

The Majorelle Garden in Marrakech. 
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Until he tied the knot with Bergé, Saint Laurent’s longtime companion and business partner, Cox was best known as a gifted — though ultradiscreet — garden designer with a list of clients

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Bristol Studio Comes Into Its Own

LOS ANGELES — “It looks very basic,” Luke Tadashi said slowly, holding up a sample of a Bristol Studio black crewneck sweatshirt.
It does, but before he can get what sounds to be a qualifier in, the El Monte factory owner whose facility — where one might also see samples laying around from Vetements, Carbon38 or Soul Cycle — he’s standing beside cuts in. “It’s not simple. He’s lying,” she said playfully. She would know. Nearly everything Tadashi’s thrown at this factory has been far from typical, from the 25-oz. fabric so thick a hammer has to be used just to set the zipper, to the upward of 13 panel pieces for sweats (it’s normally seven, or four on cheaper versions).
“Nothing that we do is standard, Nothing we’re doing is based on existing fits. It has to be something from scratch,” Tadashi later said, while pulling a reversible hoodie over his head to model its fit from the factory floor. About a year-and-a-half ago, the brand stopped hiring fit models given Tadashi’s exacting standards for his label’s fits and proportions.
Today, Bristol Studio may perhaps be coming into its own. Aside from putting a halt on fit models, roughly a year ago

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Betsey Johnson’s 1997 Runway Collection Rocks On at Urban Outfitters

Ready to rock, again. Urban Outfitters and Betsey Johnson partner in exclusive revival of summer 1997 runway collection in a 10-piece ready-to-wear selection, launching online May 13.
Borrowing from Betsey Johnson’s archives, the reinspired summer 1997 launches on urbanoutfitters.com, and will be available in select Urban Outfitters stores across the U.S. and Canada on May 20. The collection ranges from $ 79 to $ 350.

Betsey Johnson revives ’97 collection, inspired by her daughter. 
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On the latest collaboration with Urban Outfitters, designer Betsey Johnson said the collection represents a “direct reflection of my 1997 runway show,” with this collection of 10 dresses rivaling past collaborations with the brand in 2014 or 2015 by being “revived in a more simple and modern way.” Urban Outfitters’ core customer was born in the Nineties, according to Gabrielle Conforti, Urban Outfitters’ chief merchandising officer of women’s and home in a statement to WWD. “We’re excited to give them the opportunity to experience the iconic Betsey designs updated for today,” she said.
When asked of what emotion is captured in her 1997 collection, Johnson spoke of the blend in feminine whimsy and rebel rocker — appropriately rock ‘n’ roll and ruffle. Conforti added that the collaboration is filtered through Urban

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Pratt Students Help Honor Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond at Annual Fashion Show

NEW YORK — Pratt showcased the work of 17 designers Thursday night at Spring Studios, and honored Pyer Moss’ Kerby Jean-Raymond with the Pratt Fashion Visionary Award.
In an interview Friday, Moss said he hoped students would remember that “the process is supposed to be long and intense, and if they stay the course they will eventually reach the goal and the purpose that was assigned to them by the universe. As artists, we go through the ebbs and flows and sometimes we don’t survive them. I just want them to know that at some point it does get better.”
Jean-Raymond received the award from his mentor Dapper Dan, who can appreciate that sentiment. Over the past four years, the two men have had many conversations and “Sunday talks,” Jean-Raymond said, adding that Dan has always been someone who he could count on pre-Gucci. “We navigated through different fashion industries, but at the end, we ended up in the same place,” Jean-Raymond said.
In addition to researching his next collection for his show in September, the designer said he is working on a signature shoe for Reebok. With his contract with Reebok scheduled to run out this year, the designer said he is

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Rose in Good Faith Seeks to Diversify Through Wholesale

Los Angeles streetwear brand Rose in Good Faith said it’s projecting to hit its first $ 1 million in sales this year, driven by what it hopes will be a ramp up in wholesale and continued growth of direct-to-consumer.
The latter channel is how the brand, started at the beginning of 2017, has so far built a name for itself, selling direct with a focus on specialty pieces and collaborations based around early Aughts nostalgia and niches around the hardcore and metal music subgenres. It’s from those subculture genres that the company’s founders hope to grow their brand.
The result has been collaborations with JNCO and more recently Ed Hardy in a collection that included 50 specialty T-shirts dripping with thousands of Swarovski crystals priced at $ 3,095. The T-shirts, available only to a select group of clients as a precursor to the release of the rest of the collection, sold out in two days, with Tyga among the celebrities spotted in the piece.
Rose in Good Faith is sold in American Rag’s Los Angeles and Dubai stores, in addition to Tokyo’s Nubian, which is the exclusive retailer for the Ed Hardy product.
“The direct-to-consumer growth has been strong,” said cofounder David Teitelbaum. “It’s been doing

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Sies Marjan Expected to Show Men’s in Paris

Count Sies Marjan as the latest brand to make the jump from New York to Paris.
Sources said the buzzy New York-based brand will hold its first men’s-only show in June during Paris Fashion Week. The company declined to comment but an announcement is expected next week.

The label, designed by Sander Lak, a former head of design for Dries Van Noten, has historically shown men’s looks during his women’s show in New York, but a more-intense focus on its men’s collection has prompted the company to opt for the Paris runway where many of the higher-profile brands show.

Sies Marjan launched as a luxury women’s label in 2016 in New York. Lak, a Dutch native, debuted his first full men’s line for fall 2018.
Before spending five years at Dries Van Noten, Lak, a graduate of Central Saint Martins, worked at Balmain in Paris and Phillip Lim in New York. His Sies Marjan brand is known for its use of color, proportion and innovative materials.

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Former Harper’s Bazaar Australia EIC Kellie Hush to Launch Accessories Brand

SYDNEY — After nearly a quarter of a century covering luxury goods through various roles at Australian fashion magazines, Australian editor Kellie Hush is taking aim at the fast-fashion arena via her own accessibly priced accessories line.
On May 24, nine months after the former Harper’s Bazaar Australia editor in chief revealed she was quitting after six years to start her own business, Hush will launch a line of handbags and jewelry called The Way via an e-commerce site, with plans to open five freestanding 800- to 1,100-square-foot brick-and-mortar stores in the Sydney region by the end of the year and 50 stores across Australia within five years.
The store concept has been created by Australian interior designer Rebecca Vulic, a former senior director of global store design for Kate Spade New York.

The launch campaign for Kellie Hush’s new accessories line The Way. 
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Theway.com.au will launch with 800 stockkeeping units. Handbags, which account for 60 percent of the brand’s offer and are all made from fabric or polyurethane, range from 40 to 120 Australian dollars, or $ 28 to $ 84 at current exchange, while jewelry ranges from 15 to 50 Australian dollars, or $ 10 to $ 35.
Hush, the brand’s cofounder, creative director and marketing manager,

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Suitsupply Opens First Store in Paris

PARIS — Suitsupply has landed in France.
A stone’s throw from the Paris Opera, the Amsterdam-based men’s wear retailer has opened its first French store on Rue de La Paix in the 2nd arrondissement.
The 6,450-square-foot space, which was unveiled to the public on Thursday, will carry Suitsupply’s full collections, spanning men’s tailoring, outerwear, shoes and accessories, including the retailer’s newest style, a lightweight silk and wool blend suit, which was debuted in the Paris flagship.
“The decision to open in Paris was a no-brainer, as a big chunk of our online sales come from France,” said founder and chief executive officer Fokke de Jong.
“The French have an ingrained sense of elegance; they approach tailoring in an effortless way,” he continued. “We focus on the more elegant side of men’s fashion — basically, everything that has a jacket on. I think that will resonate well with the French customer.”
The privately held company chose to acknowledge the difficult timing of the opening, which comes a month after the Notre Dame fire: All sales made on the store’s opening day went to the Notre Dame restoration fund.
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Atelier Swarovski Sparkles in Milan

MILAN — The 10 Corso Como concept store in Milan will carry Atelier Swarovski’s fine jewelry collections until the end of May, a first in Italy. This includes three lines designed in collaboration with Penélope Cruz, Stephen Webster and Paige Novick.
The Atelier Swarovski fine jewelry collections are part of Swarovski’s drive toward luxury based on a combination of lab-grown diamonds and emeralds, fair-trade gold and sustainably sourced gemstones. The Atelier is a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, which sets standards for the jewelry supply chain, from mining to retail.
Last year, Nadja Swarovski, executive board member of Swarovski, said the family company started this initiative because it had “been dressing celebrities on the red carpet with crystal jewelry and crystal handbags and actually realized they prefer diamond jewelry versus crystal jewelry.”

Atelier Swarovski fine jewelry pieces 
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Swarovski Created Diamonds were developed through a 20-year laboratory research and “have the same optical, chemical and physical characteristics of mined diamonds,” claims the company. The project is part of Swarovski’s drive to offer “new conscious luxury embracing created stones made using responsible methods that respect human wellbeing and support the preservation of the planet.”
Seven pieces of the Penélope Cruz collection were unveiled on the

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Christopher Kane Pre-Fall 2019

Marilyn Monroe captured Christopher Kane’s imagination for pre-fall, in particular images of the late actress shot by John Vachon in the Canadian Rockies when the actress was filming “River of No Return” in 1953. The designer fused this Hollywood glamour girl aesthetic with his love of diamanté sparkle, flashes of lace and latex, and the result was an arty, color packed. It was filled with full skirts or midi-dresses with deep V-necks covered in big, scribbled black dots, and jackets with strings of diamanté snaking across the front. Kane built lace into chain-mail tops or whipped it into long-sleeve blouses and dresses adorned with white pearl fringe. There was latex galore, including a feather-light lime green dress with a high collar and diamanté adornments and wacky shoes with inflatable latex straps. The collection took a surreal turn with octopus-inspired sweaters and skinny dresses with multiple arms and then circled back to Marilyn in the form of a candy pink sweatshirt with thrusting Eighties shoulders, adorned with an image of the actress cuddling a white cat.

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FIT Students Make Strong Statements in 2019 Future of Fashion Show

NEW YORK — Protection from both the elements and the news of the day was how one judge described many of the looks that paraded down the runway at the Fashion Institute of Technology’s 2019 Future of Fashion Runway show.
The show, held Thursday night at FIT, showcased some 99 looks from this year’s students graduating from the school’s Fashion Design BFA program.
In addition to featuring knitwear, sportswear, intimate apparel, special occasion and children’s wear on the runway, this year FIT introduced a Street Style and Athletics Capsule Collection that was presented at the end of the show.
The show, professionally produced by Jack Rich, is supported by a $ 2 million, multiyear gift from FIT alumnus Calvin Klein through the Calvin Klein Family Foundation, as well as the company he founded, Calvin Klein Inc. The show was also supported by Brother International Corp., which supplied FIT with more than $ 100,000 worth of sewing, embroidery and electronic cutting machine products.
The presentation was chockablock with craftsmanship and embellishments, including a chunky handknit coat; a hand-printed bomber jacket; a reflective puffer jacket; a “spaceman” sweater, and a gray industrial felt dress. Other looks were a denim patchwork handknit coat; a black shearling bomber with parachute straps;

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Agentry to Open New York Fashion Week: Men’s Again

Agentry PR is pivoting.
The organizer of New York Men’s Day, a showcase for emerging designers, will once again open the men’s spring calendar, working in tandem with the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The CFDA shifted the men’s dates to June 3 to 5 this season to coincide with the women’s resort calendar. This means the New York-based men’s shows will take place ahead of the men’s shows in London, Florence, Milan and Paris.
Agentry had considered sticking with the former July dates to give the designers more time to prepare their collections and align with the New York men’s trade shows, but opted to stick with CFDA instead.
But there are other changes: New York Men’s Day will now be held at Daylight Studios & Location 05, next to the newly opened Hudson Yards complex on the West Side of Manhattan. For the past few seasons, the shows had been held at Dune Studios in the financial district.
New York Men’s Day will feature presentations from nine designers, down from 12 in prior iterations. Five will be held over a two-hour period in the morning and four in the afternoon.
But the event will also feature an All Stars Showcase where previous Men’s

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Ariana Grande Poised to Be New Face of Givenchy

Thank you for the obvious teasers: It looks like Ariana Grande is the next face of Givenchy.
While the French fashion house hasn’t officially confirmed her appointment, it posted a series of videos and photos on its Instagram account featuring a woman in silhouette flipping her high ponytail, stating in the captions more information would be revealed on Friday. The singer and Givenchy’s designer Clare Waight Keller posted the same teasers. Grande’s featured the Givenchy logo at the end.

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Grande hasn’t yet commented on the images, though commenters on Instagram seemed divided about her fronting the heritage brand.
The development comes at a busy time for the singer, who

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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020

What a landing! The 2020 itinerant resort tour touched down at JFK on Wednesday evening, as Nicolas Ghesquière took his Louis Vuitton audience on a complicated first-class trip.
The much-hyped show took place at the much-hyped TWA Hotel, opening next week in the famous former TWA Flight Center designed in 1962 by Eero Saarinen as a marvel of mid-century architecture and abandoned in 2001 when the airline went kerplunk and was assimilated into American Airlines. The winged marvel of a building holds special resonance for Ghesquière, not only because he has long been architecture-obsessed but because the building provided his first impression of New York, in 1991.
“I’m old,” Ghesquière said with self-effacing charm backstage after the show, “so I landed here one trip. I always remember the place, here, this terminal. Arriving to this fantastic city…and at the same time, at this masterpiece of architecture.”
This proved a more high-profile arrival, the Flight Center now populated by a celeb-heavy throng of LV-clad revelers including Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas (just your typical honeymooners passing through JFK), as well as Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Tracy Morgan, Jennifer Connelly, Willow Smith, Ruth Negga, Robyn, Indya Moore and even Armani loyalist Cate Blanchett.
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2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for All Mothers

A myriad of accessories, apparel and baked goods make up a compelling list of options for mom.

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Get the Look: Meghan Markle’s Baby Debut Trench Dress

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CEO Talks: Bonobos’ Micky Onvural Takes Unique Marketing Approach to C-suite

Micky Onvural has walked an unconventional path to the top post at Bonobos. She spent most of her career in marketing at brands such as Kellogg’s, eBay and Trulia. But Bonobos founder Andy Dunn saw something in the U.K. native that made him tap her in 2016 to serve as chief marketing officer for the men’s wear brand he founded in 2007. With the company’s acquisition by Walmart Inc. in 2017 and Dunn’s new role as head of digital brands for the mega-retailer, Onvural stepped up to chief executive officer.
Here, the mother of three talks about how her background has helped Bonobos evolve, particularly in terms of its out-of-the-box marketing campaigns; her management style, and how she balances work and family.
WWD: Tell me about your background and how long you’ve been at Bonobos.
Micky Onvural: I started my career at L’Oréal in the U.K., running hair coloring brands. From there I went to Kellogg’s and did kids’ cereal. Then I went to eBay — none of this had anything to do with running a men’s wear brand — and ran global brands for them in the U.K. In 2004, I moved to the U.S. and ran global brands for eBay on

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Kendall Jenner Sets Wheels in Motion for Her Own Beauty Brand

Kendall Jenner is the latest of the Kardashian-Jenner family to launch her own brand.
The model is following in her famous sisters’ footsteps and venturing into the beauty world. According to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Jenner filed for a trademark on May 2 for “Kendall” and “Kendall Jenner.”
Both trademarks are filed for beauty products across skin, hair, makeup and fragrance, including eau de parfum, hair-care preparations, bath and shower gels, body creams, skin cleansers, beauty masks, deodorant, lip gloss, nail polish and nail-care preparations, among others.
This marks Jenner’s first solo business venture. The model also co-runs the contemporary fashion label Kendall + Kylie with sister Kylie Jenner. She is also the face of and co-created oral-care brand Moon, which she holds a stake in, according to industry sources.
The Kardashian-Jenner family is already a formidable force in the beauty world. Sisters Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner both run successful beauty brands — KKW Beauty and Kylie Cosmetics, respectively — and have grown their brands to include multiple beauty product categories and have embarked on distribution partnerships with Ulta Beauty. The two sisters are also teaming for a fragrance collaboration.
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Tadashi Shoji Creates New Affordable Label

Los Angeles designer Tadashi Shoji has added another category to his dress-up empire: diffusion label Sho, with retail prices at $ 148 to $ 298, now available at Neiman Marcus and Macy’s stores, Shothelabel.com and the Las Vegas Tadashi boutique.
The collection focuses on shorter lengths, sexier cuts and plenty of options for clubbing, prom night and bridal showers, including a slinky, draped, gold sequin minidress ($ 188); a guava pink, strapless, lace, side-slit sheath ($ 228), and an open-back, ivory jumpsuit with silver mesh overlay ($ 268).

Sho by Tadashi Shoji jumpsuit 
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The move is about cultivating the next generation of customers, said the designer, who has been in business for 34 years, and is manufacturing Sho in China, where he also produces his main Tadashi Shoji line, priced at $ 348 to $ 898 and which is carried in more than 700 major department and specialty stores worldwide. “Our customer has a daughter, that daughter doesn’t know our label, and they don’t want the same garment mom is wearing. Some customers in Japan do mother-and-daughter dresses, but in the U.S. younger people don’t want to wear mom’s dress,” he said.
Shoji said it’s also a response to retail demand. “Department stores are asking us for lower prices so a

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EXCLUSIVE: Randa Acquires Haggar Brand

Randa Accessories is finally making its long-desired jump into the apparel end of the business.
On Tuesday, the New York-based company revealed that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of Haggar Clothing Co. Terms were not disclosed, but the transaction is expected to close on May 31. The acquisition also includes the Tribal women’s brand.
Haggar is believed to have sales of around $ 500 million and Randa revenues of about $ 700 million, so the combined company would have sales of more than $ 1 billion.
Haggar’s headquarters will remain in Dallas and the current management team, headed by chief executive officer Michael Stitt, will remain intact.
A little over a year ago, Randa was locked in a battle with George Feldenkreis to acquire Perry Ellis International. Ultimately, Feldenkreis prevailed but Randa’s management was determined to regroup and find another brand that would allow it to expand beyond accessories, where it dominates the market.
That opportunity arose with Haggar, a privately held, 93-year-old, Dallas-based brand whose founding family sold the business in 2005 to private equity firm Perseus LLC and Taiwan-based Pou Chen, the world’s largest footwear manufacturer, which has been the sole owner for the past several years.
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The Best Memes From the Met Gala 2019

The Met Gala is always a breeding ground for Internet fodder, and this year’s camp theme proved the perfect catalyst for a number of fashion memes.
With a theme that encouraged bold, over-the-top and, at times, ridiculous looks, the Internet gladly took to turning designer wares into kitschy memes, comparing Kim Kardashians’ custom Thierry Mugler look to a croissant and Katy Perry’s Moschino chandelier to Lumière from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” among others.
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The Met Gala pink carpet also produced a number of topical memes, referencing HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and Marvel’s “Avengers.” Florence Welch, dressed in custom Gucci, was compared to the Night King from “Game of Thrones,” and Benedict Cumberbatch’s green gemstone brooch was compared to the time stone that his character Doctor Strange protects in the Marvel Studios franchise.
Read on to see more memes from the 2019 Met Gala.

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What Happens After the Met Gala?

How do you follow the biggest red carpet of the year? With an after party, of course.
For the Met Gala, just one after party simply won’t do. This year there were four, hosted by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gucci, Moschino and Ryan Murphy.
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At Moschino’s after party, held at the Playboy Club, Katy Perry kept up the camp theme by swapping her Moschino chandelier look for that of a hamburger, also created by the brand’s designer, Jeremy Scott (who wore a jacket of a similar hamburger print).
Kim Kardashian, who hosted an after party at Up & Down, also sported a new custom Thierry Mugler look, this time a baby blue, skintight dress with a plunging neck. She paired the look with a crystal-decorated headpiece.
Click through the above gallery to get an inside look at all the Met Gala after parties.
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WATH: 15 Unforgettable Looks from the Met Gala 2019

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5 Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Won’t Look Last-Minute

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From Newlyweds to New Parents: A Timeline of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Relationship

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared a number of memorable moments during their almost three-year relationship.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who welcomed a baby boy on Monday, have captivated global audiences since rumors circulated in 2016 of their relationship. Since their early days as a couple, the Duke and Duchess have been committed to spotlighting important causes, whether its attending the Invictus Games or speaking at panels on mental health awareness.
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The couple has also made many international trips together, most notably their two-week tour of Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Fiji right after they announced Markle was pregnant with their first child.
And, of course, no one can forget the couple’s royal wedding, where Markle stunned in a custom Givenchy gown made by Clare Waight Keller.
Click through the above gallery to see photos of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
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The Best Social Media Reactions to the Royal Baby’s Birth

The royal baby is finally here — and so, too, are the social media reactions.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, welcomed their first child on Monday in Windsor, a baby boy weighing 7 lbs. and 3 oz. A name has not yet been revealed.
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Many celebrities and close friends of the couple took to social media to congratulate them on the baby’s arrival, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Markle’s close friend Priyanka Chopra, and makeup artist Daniel Martin, who did Markle’s royal wedding makeup.
Read on to see more social media reactions to the royal baby’s birth.

Congratulations, Meghan and Harry! Barack and I are so thrilled for both of you and can't wait to meet him. #RoyalBaby https://t.co/mfE7uc6ooV
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) May 6, 2019

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The #royalbaby is here! Congratulations, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. The baby is 7th in line for the throne, which is crazy, because right now I’m 7th in line for the key-making kiosk at my grocery store. @RoyalFamily
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May

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Celeb Moms With Brands We Love

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Paolo Roversi to Photograph Pirelli’s 2020 Calendar

PAOLO ROVERSI TAKES ON THE CAL: The Pirelli Calendar has been moving away from sexiness to storytelling for the past few years and the 2020 edition may likely follow this course under Paolo Roversi’s watch.
The Italian photographer’s intense sepia-toned images have forged a unique style, combining realism and illusion, which have marked countless ad campaigns for brands ranging from Giorgio Armani to Vera Wang and portraits of a wide range of international women, from Rihanna, Björk, Annie Lennox and Tilda Swinton to Natalia Vodianova and Kate Moss, to name a few.
Italian media have reported that Roversi has been seen checking out sites in Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, speculating that the tragic love story could be the theme of the calendar, which is known as The Cal.
At the end of 2017, Roversi inaugurated the “Storie” [“Stories” in English] exhibit in Milan, organized in conjunction with the opening of the second edition of the Photo Vogue Festival 2017. The exhibit retraced the professional path of Roversi, his use of 8×10 Polaroid film and outstanding attention to light effects.
Roversi follows Albert Watson, who photographed the 2019 calendar, lensing the likes of Gigi Hadid together with Alexander Wang, Misty Copeland, Laetitia Casta and

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Coach Goes Underground With Graffiti Artist Partnerships

UNDERGROUND VIEW: Coach has tapped a series of British graffiti and rave culture artists to re-create its monogram and create new visuals, from a more creative, underground lens.
The project will kick off this weekend, with the release of fly posters, by the East London-born graffiti artist Pez.
The brand said that it was drawn to Pez’s “utopian dreamscapes” and the way his artworks for legendary U.K. raves have become icons for the rave movement and were often found in fans’ bedroom walls.
For the project, Pez incorporated the Coach monogram into one of his signature, dreamlike landscapes which features a surrealist glass floor with the brand’s monogram on it and a summer sunset sky with a pair of eyes flying around, enveloped by the Coach double “C” logo.
The posters will be scattered around various locations in London this weekend.
This is not the first time the brand has stood behind British talent, having also collaborated on a range of bags with the up-and-coming designer Matty Bovan last year.

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Cocktail Dresses You Can Wear to Prom & Beyond

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Dolly Parton Signs Global Licensing Deal With IMG to Develop Fashion, Accessories and Home

HELLO DOLLY: Considering the vastness of Dolly Parton’s business ventures, the fact that IMG is now her first exclusive global licensing representative is an eye-opener.
The eight-time Grammy winner, who has been a client in North America of IMG’s partner company WME since last year, plans to delve into fashion, jewelry, accessories and home goods through the new deal. The multiyear pact is set up to help the country music star develop a lifestyle brand. But the truth is, she already is that and more. Gucci’s Alessandro Michele designed a sleeveless jean jacket emblazoned with her name and image on the back for the luxury label’s spring 2019 collection.
Aside from knowing how to make a statement on stage — wigs, sequins, bright colors and body-accentuating silhouettes — Parton also grasps what it takes to execute those ensembles. She and her creative director and wardrobe designer Steve Summers have reportedly been known to create about 300 outfits each year — down to every shoe and accessories.
Beyond her 1.8 million Instagram followers, Parton presents to IMG a built-in fan base. Five years ago, she passed the 100-million mark for records sold, and Parton continues to churn out country music, books and all kinds

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Chanel Cruise 2020

The invitation for Chanel’s cruise show was printed on a plain white card — symbolizing, perhaps, the blank page facing artistic director Virginie Viard as she prepared to write the next chapter in the history of the house that had been synonymous with Karl Lagerfeld for 36 years.
Guests arriving at the Grand Palais found a similarly low-key ambiance inside the venue. Its soaring steel-and-glass roof all but dwarfed the set, a retro train station where guests sat on wooden benches under signs bearing the names of cities that resonate in Chanel lore: Venice, Saint-Tropez, Rome or Edinburgh, among them.
An impulse kicked in to make a pun: All aboard the Chanel Express! But the space lacked the joyful effervescence of Lagerfeld’s bombastic sets, which invited guests to preen for selfies and journalists to conjure clichés about rocketships, icebergs, cruise liners or whatever phantasmagorical vision he dreamt up for the season.
“It’s very minimal,” one editor soberly observed. The press kit offered the first hint of change. A booklet, printed on glossy paper, featured images shot by Karim Sadli, marking the first time since 1987 that a photographer other than Lagerfeld had lensed the collection.
In it, hints of a lighter, more streamlined take

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Barry and Sheryl Schwartz Feted at FIT for Donation and Scholarship Fund

It was a Calvin Klein reunion of sorts Thursday night, when Barry Schwartz, co-founder and former chairman of Calvin Klein Inc., and his wife Sheryl were honored at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
The Schwartzes donated to the Museum at FIT three sample coats that launched the Calvin Klein Inc. business in 1968. In addition, the Schwartzes have established a scholarship fund at FIT in their name, which will provide full tuition support to a student in financial need through all four years of their undergraduate studies at FIT.
Two of the original wool coats (a pale teal double-breasted version and a brown single-breasted) were launched for fall 1968, and one (a black-belted coat) was launched for the holiday season a few months later. The items, which were on display, had been in the Schwartzes’ cedar closet at their farm in Granite Springs, N.Y., where Sheryl has amassed a vast collection of Calvin Klein clothing over the years.
The inspiration behind the display came from the facade of the York Hotel, where Klein and Schwartz started the brand in room 613. After months of putting the line together, the label took off after Donald O’Brien, vice president of Bonwit Teller, saw a coat

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Sophie Turner Returns From Las Vegas With a Wedding Accessory

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Sterling Ruby: Pitti Uomo a ‘No Brainer’ to Debut Collection

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Los Angeles artist Sterling Ruby gave away little about the ready-to-wear label he’s set to launch in June during a breakfast for the upcoming Pitti Uomo save for one detail: the dark denim pair of jeans he was wearing from S.R. Studio. LA. CA., which he paired with a black hoodie.
The only other hint that’s been stated publicly in an announcement on the collection is it is to serve as a reinterpretation of American workwear.
The L.A. artist is a special guest of the trade show, presenting his first apparel collection — some 10 years in the making — at a June 13 event.
Ruby stood before media and other guests just ahead of breakfast being served.
“I’ve been interested in making clothes…for some time and most of it has been just kind of a private endeavor,” he said. “For the most part, it’s been something very internal. But over the last 10 years, I’ve started to understand the desire and the reasons why I was doing this to begin with, and I also started to work with people in the fashion industry, in the garment industry, from both owners of big luxury houses to the youngest designers.”
That’s included a

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Tiffany & Co. Brings Pop-up Café Concept to Beverly Hills

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S: Tiffany & Co.’s Blue Box Café concept makes its way for a brief stint in Beverly Hills this weekend.
The company said the temporary café marks its first pop-up café in North America and marked the occasion Friday morning with a breakfast hosted by Zoe Saldana.
The café pop-up, dubbed The Tiffany Café at Beverly Hills, will serve breakfast Saturday and Sunday and is modeled off the New York store’s The Blue Box Café, which bowed in 2017.
“Our flagship in Beverly Hills provided the perfect opportunity to introduce the brand’s first pop-up dining experience, and its unique execution speaks to the wit and creativity of Tiffany for our clients in this important market,” Tiffany & Co. chief artistic officer Reed Krakoff told WWD in a prepared statement.

Zoe Saldana hosted a breakfast marking the opening of The Tiffany Café at Beverly Hills. 
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The Tiffany Café was built out on the Rodeo Drive store’s patio. The company also set up a complimentary coffee cart within the Via Rodeo luxury shopping district running along Rodeo Drive.
Krakoff had earlier said in an announcement on the coming café that it serves as “a new take on what it means to be a luxury brand

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Prada Resort 2020

“Simplicity is rebellion.”
So said Miuccia Prada during a preview of the resort collection she showed on Thursday night. Prada referred specifically to the clothes, which she described as “naïve, cotton, simple,” but the thought extended to the event itself. At a moment when, in the luxury sweepstakes for sales and social media attention, her primary competition rents out major world monuments and airline terminals, Prada preferred to show at home. Or at one of her homes. In this case, her brand’s New York headquarters on 52nd Street overlooking the Hudson River. “I like to do the shows in my own spaces,” she said.
Yet while Prada may reject (for now at least) the kind of extravagant wanderlust of her competitors, this was no quiet little soiree. A star-studded guest list including Elle Fanning, Shailene Woodley, Uma Thurman, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton, Anderson Paak, Hailee Steinfeld, Marc Jacobs, Char Defrancesco and Sofia Coppola turned out, many reveling through four stages of festivities: boisterous pre-show cocktail, show, post-show informal dinner, after party.
Simple in its open concept and egalitarian flow — OK. Low-key — definitely not, offering an Instagrammable someone or something at every turn. Within that framework, Prada presented a lineup she characterized as simple

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Dennis Basso Opens First Store in Qatar

An outdoor plaza shopping center anchored by Galeries Lafayette is the home to Dennis Basso’s first store in Doha.
Basso’s 1,800-square-foot unit is near the Cartier, Graff and Van Cleef & Arpels boutiques. Back in New York, the designer said Friday that he hopes this first store will lead to others in the Midde East. The opening was made possible through the Ali Bin Ali Holding company. Designed by Ali Bin Ali’s in-house team, Basso said the decor consists of a range of cream-colored interiors with pale gray marble and vaulted high ceilings. It is also a corner store, which allows for greater visibility, enhanced by the valet car service offered near the store’s entrance.
One of the greatest features from the designer’s point of view is the outdoor air conditioning provided by cool air that is blasted upward through grates. While Qatari woman generally wear abayas and head scarves on the street, their attire tends to be more colorful or embellished when at home, at special events or traveling. “When they’re going to a gala, they really want to be gala,” Basso said, adding that his collection was well-received at the launch, which included a dinner and an in-store event.
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Mother’s Day Matching Outfits for You & Your Mini-Me

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Dior to Open Men’s Pop-ups Featuring Soroyama Robot

Dior Men is getting a lot of mileage out of its Hajime Sorayama sculpture.
Last November, the brand’s artistic director Kim Jones commissioned a 39-foot-tall sculpture of a robot woman by Japanese contemporary artist Sorayama to be the centerpiece for his pre-fall 2019 men’s show in Tokyo. The artist also designed a Dior logo for the season and his futuristic imagery became part of the prints used in the collection.
Now, smaller versions of the sculpture are making their way to retailers in North America, where they will be featured in a series of pop-ups this spring.
The first debuted at The Park at CityCenterDC in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. The 16.4-foot version will remain on site through May 7.
On May 1, Holt Renfrew’s Yorkdale store in Toronto will install a 9.2-foot version that will remain there through May 31. On the other coast, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., will take delivery of the robot that had been at CityCenter and install it in its Jewel Court on May 14. It will remain there through May 28.
Designed like pods, the interconnected spaces are modular and can be adapted to a number of different retail locations. Inside the metal pods are mirrors

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Amy Poehler, Issa Rae Among Honorees for Women in Film Gala

LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE LADIES: Women in Film Los Angeles has revealed the honorees who will receive awards at its annual gala on June 12 — and Amy Poehler and Issa Rae are at the top of the list.
The Women in Film entrepreneur in entertainment award will go to Poehler, while Rae will take the emerging entrepreneur award. Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, known for her role in Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” and who is currently working on an as-yet-untitled Christopher Nolan project, will receive the Max Mara face of the future award. Oscar award-winning producer Cathy Schulman is to win the Crystal Award for advocacy in entertainment for her work as chief executive officer and president of Welle Entertainment — the first woman-facing film and television production and finance company in Hollywood.
Women in Film will debut a few changes this year. First, the name: this event used to be called the Crystal + Lucy Awards. There’s also a new category, the Member’s Choice Award. The recipient will be revealed during the show.
“We set out to pivot the event to highlight community, advocacy and entrepreneurship…this year’s honorees’ collective body of work truly embodies those values,” co-chairs Amy Baer, Esther

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Jason Wu, Shu Qi, Bing, Gemma Chan and Yue-Sai Kan Celebrate China’s Past and Future

The state of China’s economy is tied to great debate, but attendees at Wednesday night’s China Fashion Gala focused on what’s next.
Jason Wu, Vogue China’s Angelica Cheung, actress-model Shu Qi, Esquel Group’s Dee Poon and other honorees were swarmed by well-wishers before the seated dinner at The Plaza hotel in Manhattan. The masked musician Bing, “Crazy Rich Asians” actress Gemma Chan and a bevy of models like Xiao Wen and Shu Pei upped the wattage, while Yue-Sai Kan tried to help direct traffic on the red carpet. Presented by China Institute and Kan’s China Beauty Charity Fund, the event put a forward spin on China, but that involved acknowledging its past.
Kan said, “Before I started working for China about 40 years ago, China had no fashion at all because it was just out of Communism. No one was wearing fashion. Forget about designers — 40 years ago, there was no fashion, no nothing. There has been a huge change. It is simply amazing. Forty years ago, we never would have imagined having a Chinese Fashion Gala in America.”
Joined by his husband, Gustavo Rangel, and a clutch of friends, Wu had several reasons to celebrate — including the fact that the

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Real Housewives’ Eva Marcille Is Pregnant With Baby No. 3

Eva Marcille, RHOA, Real Housewives of AtlantaThere’s another little one on the way for Eva Marcille.
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Southern Tide, Reyn Spooner Partner on Capsule

Southern Tide is teaming with heritage Hawaiian surf brand Reyn Spooner on a special capsule collection for spring.
The Southern Tide x Reyn Spooner collection offers an updated take on the Aloha shirt and is being released today. The shirts will feature quick-dry technology, UV protection and moisture-wicking properties.
Lynne Koplin, chief executive officer of Reyn Spooner, said the collection “combines the Aloha and Southern state of mind…by embracing new technology while maintaining our brand’s rich heritage.” Reyn Spooner was founded in 1956.
Christopher Heyn, ceo of Southern Tide, said, “The Southern Tide x Reyn Spooner collection was a long time in the making. Reyn Spooner’s inspiration has stayed with me over the years, and we’ve been waiting for the right time to collaborate with this legacy brand. The collaboration was very well received during market especially with our specialty accounts and destination markets.”
Top wholesale sellers included the Island Time Sport Shirt, Floral Sport Shirt, Wave Print Polo and the Floral Swim, he said.
The collection of sport shirts, polos, T-shirts, swimwear and children’s wear will be sold at specialty retailers as well as at Southern Tide Signature Stores and online. They will retail for $ 32 to $ 110.

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Fashion Re-told, Harrods’ Charity Pop-up, Is Bigger and Bolder Than Ever

POP, SHOP AND DROP: Harrods is going all out the second time around with its charity pop-up, Fashion Re-told, in partnership with NSPCC, a charity that aims to prevent child abuse. The pop-up will run from May 2 to June 2.
Located on Marylebone High Street in a retail space donated by the area’s big property owner, the Howard de Walden Estate, the shop hopes to drive even more sales given the high footfall on the street and the surrounding shops. Last year, Fashion Re-told raised 110,000 pounds.
Harrods is also hoping to change customers’ perception of pre-worn clothes and champion sustainability. “Luxury consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact of fast fashion, turning to shopping vintage and sustainable pieces or buying pieces from social enterprise brands. Fashion Re-told speaks to all three of these new ways of shopping,” said a spokesperson from Harrods during a preview of the shop on Wednesday.
The pre-loved selection consists mainly of pieces by Stella McCartney, Chloé, Missoni, Calvin Klein and Balmain while an expanded selection of men’s wear and children’s wear sits toward the back of the shop.

Harrods x NSPCC Fashion Re-told Pop-up. 
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Harrods has also introduced a homeware section, including items from Tom Dixon, Baccarat,

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True Religion Looks to Allen Onyia to Reassert Itself in Streetwear

LOS ANGELES — True Religion said Wednesday it hired Allen Onyia, the founder of the online magazine UpscaleHype, to serve as artistic director of the brand.
Onyia cofounded the site UpscaleHype in 2008 with his brother Kyle Onyia, focused on coverage of high-end men’s wear and celebrity fashion. The site includes some commerce with items such as Fear of God sneakers, along with accessories and UpscaleHype-branded product for sale.
The hire is a bid to tap an aesthetic relevant today in streetwear and what the company said is a move to reposition itself back in the category.
“The whole point of this [hire] is it really signals a sea change for the company and its progression into the future,” said chief executive officer Chelsea Grayson. “This is a real line in the sand and I was intent on that when I joined the company.”
The significance of Onyia’s hire is in the company’s aim to return to its roots in streetwear, Grayson added. It’s one of several steps being taken that includes a transition to limited-edition drops. On the product side, there will be less denim and more crewneck T-shirts, crewneck long-sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, outerwear and elevated fabrications, Grayson added, noting that pricing will

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Jake Owen and Erica Hartlein Welcome a Baby Girl

Jake Owen, Erica HartleinMonday was a day of gold for Jake Owen.
The country crooner and his girlfriend Erica Hartlein have officially welcomed their first child together, the star sweetly confirmed on Twitter…

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Blake Lively’s Met Gala Red Carpet Style Evolution

Blake Lively knows her way around a red carpet, but mastering the Met Gala red carpet is no simple feat.
The self-styled actress was thrown into the spotlight in the late Aughts, thanks to her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the cultural phenomenon “Gossip Girl,” making her Met Gala debut in 2009 in a blue, asymmetric-sleeve Versace gown.
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Lively’s style has been consistently elegant, garnering the attention of the world’s top designers, including the late Karl Lagerfeld, who accompanied Lively to the Met Gala in 2011, dressing her in a toga-style, gray Chanel dress.
While Lively has had a number of standout Met Gala looks, she proved her all-star status in 2018 when she took to those iconic Met stairs in a custom Versace gown made with ornate jewel detailing and an embellished bodice that took over 600 hours to create.
As part of this year’s hosting committee, only time will tell how Lively interprets this year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion.”
Click through the above gallery to see all of Blake Lively’s Met Gala red carpet looks.
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Dior Cruise 2020

MARRAKECH — Cultural appropriation is dead. Long live cultural appreciation!
That was the message of the Dior cruise show staged here on Monday night, which saw creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborating with a host of guest designers from the African continent and beyond in a shared tribute to craftsmanship.
The location of the display, the remains of the magnificent El Badi Palace, spoke of ancient dynasties and rulers. The clothes themselves were a dialogue with the world of today, a celebration of globalization and inclusivity.
Celebrities including Jessica Alba, Shailene Woodley, Lupita Nyong’o and Diana Ross were among the roughly 800 guests who took in the mega-production, staged shortly after sunset around a water basin dotted with dozens of candles and seven flaming braziers.
To a hypnotic soundtrack of Jajouka musicians, accompanied by British electronic band The Orb, a diverse cast of models walked in more than 110 looks ranging from African wax separates to black evening gowns that carried a whiff of Yves Saint Laurent, the former Dior designer who considered Marrakech his second home.
Alba, flanked by her husband Cash Warren, was fresh off celebrating her 38th birthday the night before at a welcome dinner held at the neighboring Bahia Palace in a

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Dôen Fetes Net-a-Porter Collab, Announces First Retail Store in L.A.

Margaret and Katherine Kleveland gathered supporters of their four-year-old Los Angeles clothing brand Dôen at Gjelina restaurant Monday night to toast their first capsule collection for Net-a-porter.
The two sisters, who built their brand of romantic, Victorian-inspired prairie blouses and dresses through a collective of female tastemakers and social media reach, also shared that they will be opening their first permanent brick-and-mortar retail store this summer at Brentwood Country Mart.
“We just got the keys today,” said Katherine, twinning with Margaret in Dôen all-white dresses on the rooftop of the Venice, Calif., restaurant. “We’re very excited to be in Irene Neuwirth’s company,” she said of the L.A. jewelry designer’s new store in the retail center, where Dôen had a pop-up store last year.

Margaret and Katherine Kleveland 
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But first, they were there to celebrate the 15-piece Net-a-porter capsule launched this week, which retails from $ 135 to $ 305, and includes blouses, summer frocks and sundresses in “crispy sun-dried” cottons; “salt,” “prairie blue” and “nutmilk” solid hues, as well as allover ditzy poppy and garden blossom prints.
“It’s a treat for everyone to be able to be here and be together,” said Katherine of the dinner party, which started with an acoustic performance by Primrose Forever

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Urban Decay’s Sold-Out Game of Thrones Collection Is Back in Stock!

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Hanro Unveils New Mural at Its Beverly Hills Shop

Hanro’s Beverly Hills shop just got a makeover.
That is, the Swiss intimates apparel brand, which dates back to 1884, has teamed with contemporary artist Blanda to create a new mural for the southern California location.
Calming shades of pale blue and goddess-like figures embody the Hanro x Blanda mural, which spans an entire wall of the Beverly Hills shop.
“The two-dimensional image works in perfect synergy with the room and is rendered three-dimensional by the architecture,” the artist, who is also from Switzerland, said in a statement. “In that respect, the store visit can become an experience on many levels and blurs the lines between creative and commercial.”

The Blanda mural in Hanro’s Beverly Hills shop. 
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Blanda added that the goal of the mural is to evoke “an emotion of well-being and ease.”
“Inspired by shape, form and movement, the mural artwork strives to create a visual composition that harmoniously flows with the fabrics, colors and textures of the Hanro garments,” she said.

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Fellow artists and socialites attended the painting’s debut party on April 24 at the Los Angeles location, which opened last fall. The guest list included artist and photographer Tasya Van Ree, celebrity stylist

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Handbag Industry Continues to Face Declining Sales

The handbag market has continued to lag in the first quarter of 2019, according to a study published by the NPD Group today.
As previously reported by WWD, handbag labels have found it difficult in recent years to gain traction, dictate trends and develop “It” styles. According to NPD, this has resulted in an 11 percent decrease in sales for women’s bags and small accessories.
The forecasting and consulting agency said that tote, crossbody and satchel styles “continue to fuel declines,” while backpacks, wallets and fanny packs are silhouettes on the rise.
Men’s bags and small accessories fared even worse in the first quarter, declining by 19 percent. NPD said the fall-off was mostly due to poor wallet sales, while fanny packs are continuing to grow.
Luggage sales were less dismal, only declining 3 percent “due to losses in units [down 7 percent], while average price grew 4 percent,” the study’s findings read.
“We’re in a different fashion and retail environment, and the accessories market is feeling the pressure of the changes that have occurred. It’s not about finding ‘the next hot trend,’” said Beth Goldstein, NPD’s executive director and industry analyst for accessories and footwear. “Today, it’s about understanding the confluence of factors we

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Our Faves From Aldo’s Spring Sale–Now Up to 50% Off

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Reformation Expands Wholesale Distribution to Net-a-porter

After a successful holiday capsule collection in 2016, Reformation plans to start selling Net-a-porter, effective today.
Reformation, whose only other wholesale partnership is with Nordstrom, is known for its sustainable fashion. Reformation has 13 stores in New York, California, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., with a pop-up planned for East Hampton this summer.
Net-a-porter will offer Reformation’s 11 signature styles, retailing from $ 98 to $ 268, in various exclusive colorways and sustainable fabrics. The offering includes linen dresses, snakeskin skirts and wide-leg pants. New items will be introduced on the site on a monthly basis. This is a long-term, permanent partnership.
Based in Los Angeles, Reformation is known for its recycled and eco fabrics,  recycled hangers in stores and eco-friendly packing for home shipments.

A Reformation look at Net-a-porter 

Yael Aflalo, founder and chief executive officer of Reformation, explained why she wanted to expand her distribution via Net-a-porter. “Our mission at Reformation is to prove that fashion and sustainability can coexist and our partnership with Net-a-porter furthers that mission. We admire Net-a-porter for their innovative approach to fashion retail and because of their ability to build an amazing roster of brands. We’re really excited to permanently join the Net-a-porter family and bring Reformation to their customers

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Austrian Upcycling Label Wins Hyères Festival

HYÈRES, France — Will his be the next fashion fairy tale?
Austrian designer Christoph Rumpf scooped the Première Vision Grand Prize at the 34rd edition of the Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography, which wrapped on Sunday, winning over a jury headed by Chloé creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi.
Rumpf, who is in his fourth year at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, came up with a rich men’s wear collection of oversized shapes and multitextured pieces created entirely with upcycled and dead stock material, mostly found at flea markets in Austria and France.
Ninety percent of the collection was made of repurposed textiles, such as Persian carpets, Lurex jacquard and pristine cotton, embellished with beaded trims from old belly-dancing costumes, crystal pendants from chandeliers and bone jewelry sourced on various market stalls.
“The real challenge for a designer nowadays is to know where his fabric comes from,” said Rumpf, whose internship under British designer Craig Green was visible in some of the more voluminous silhouettes, held up by intricate darting and internal constructions.
For one of his looks, an angular suit with exaggerated shoulders assembled by stitching pieces of carpet together, the 24-year-old pointed out a sturdy structured waist holding the construction, the

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Idris Elba Is Married! Inside His Wedding to Sabrina Dhowre

Idris Elba, Sabrina Dhowre Idris Elba is a married man!
The Golden Globe-winning star has tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend, Sabrina Dhowre, a year after popping the big question on stage at a film…

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Anna Sorokin Found Guilty of Grand Larceny

Anna Sorokin has been found guilty of grand larceny.
Sorokin, who posed under the fake name of Anna Delvey and stole more than $ 200,000 from investors, banks and many of her friends, was convicted on Thursday on multiple charges, including one count of first-degree attempted grand larceny, second-degree grand larceny and theft of services, after a monthlong trial in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, according to the New York Times. She faces up to 15 years in prison.
The 28-year-old was charged in 2017 after posing as a fake German heiress and New York socialite, swindling bank loans and funds to pay for her lavish lifestyle, which included stays at luxury New York hotels, international getaways and her designer wardrobe.
She had also attempted — and failed — to raise a reported $ 22 million to open an exclusive arts club in Manhattan, which she received another charge of first-degree grand larceny. The jury found her not guilty for this charge.
Aside from the charges, Sorokin’s court appearances made headlines due to her sartorial choices. Per GQ, Sorokin’s lawyer, Todd Spodek, hired stylist Anastasia Walker to help dress Sorokin for her court appearances in designer labels such as Michael Kors, Saint Laurent and Victoria Beckham,

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Simon Shifts Into High Gear for Indy 500

With headquarters  in Indianapolis — the racing capital of the world — it’s no wonder that Simon Property Group developed a strong affinity for the sport. The 103th Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 26, has put the shopping center developer and operator into overdrive with a slate of racing-related initiatives at its Indianapolis-area properties.
At the Fashion Mall at Keystone on Wednesday Simon partnered with Saks Fifth Avenue to host a kickoff event for the big race. There was fashion, food and racing luminaries. Simon Pagenaud, the Team Penske driver and the 2016 NTT IndyCar Series champion, and IndyCar drivers Ed Carpenter, Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser were among those in attendance. WWD is owned by Penske Media Corp.
Guests at Saks sampled dishes prepared by local chefs. It was a preview of the cuisine that will be served at Rev, an event that attracts about 3,000 enthusiasts, including Indy car drivers and racing legends, raising money for the trauma and critical care programs at Indiana University Health Emergency Medical Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
To fuel interest in the race, Simon, the Speedway, NTT IndyCar Series and Rev have launched a contest, asking shoppers to dress in white

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Wardrobe Staples for the Modern Woman

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Ermenegildo Zegna 2018 Profits Up, Group Invests in Key Markets

MILAN — Reporting an uptick in net profits last year, the Ermenegildo Zegna Group is setting the foundations for further growth as it strengthens its omnichannel approach and continues to build its main market, China, while investing in other key regions, including the U.S. and South East Asia.
In the 12 months ended Dec. 31, net profits rose 3.6 percent to 34 million euros, compared with 32.8 million euros in 2017. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization edged up 0.7 percent to 143 million euros, a margin of 12.3 percent on sales.
Revenues declined 2 percent to 1.16 billion euros, compared with 1.18 billion euros. At constant exchange rates, sales inched up 0.4 percent.
Gildo Zegna, chief executive officer of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, told WWD that he had a positive view of the performance last year, which was affected by a general slowdown in the international economy, currency fluctuations and weak demand in Europe and the U.S. The two regions were dented by slow tourist traffic, especially from China, as the Chinese now prefer to shop in Asia.
The men’s wear group can leverage the “advantage of being already well-known there,” said Zegna, who was in New York to celebrate the official opening

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American Apparel Pulls Back on Los Angeles Store Plans — for Now

LOS ANGELES — American Apparel has tabled plans to reenter retail via a Los Angeles store as it focuses on continuing the momentum within other areas of its business.
The company continues to still have a leasehold on the Melrose Avenue location where it intended to open the store.
“We’ve been really focused on solidifying the brand’s e-commerce B2C web site and platform, expanding its reach to over 220 countries around the world,” said Garry Bell, vice president of corporate marketing and communications at American Apparel parent Gildan Activewear Inc. “These initiatives allowed us to substantially increase sales online year-over-year and we look forward to keep[ing] the momentum going.”
Bell went on to say growing the company’s imprintables business in England, Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand is also an area of focus.
The store isn’t off the table and “as we continue to assess other opportunities, we will reviews the plans for the store,” Bell said.
Gildan’s acquisition of the American Apparel business, which filed for bankruptcy twice in less than two years’ time, included the company’s intellectual property and some inventory. The chain of stores were left off the negotiating table, largely seen as a drain on the business at the time.

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Self-Portrait Pre-Fall 2019

According to designer Han Chong: “Self-Portrait is made for women who want to look and feel effortless all the while being the best dressed in any room. For pre-fall 2019, the collection consists heavily of our signature lace with a touch of newness such as leopard print devoré and sequins. The millinery alleys of Jerusalem inspired the vibrant pops of cadmium yellow and cherry matching the heat of the summer.”

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Busy Philipps, Irene Neuwirth and Peter Pilotto Celebrate Capitol L.A. Opening

“Forget Coachella — Ren Faire, that’s the only way I want to dress. Mark my words, it’s the next thing,” said Busy Philipps, nodding approvingly at Capitol boutique founder Laura Vinroot Poole dressed like a fair maiden in a Peter Pilotto square-neck liquid organza gown, a blonde braid wrapped around her head.
Philipps took time off her late-night talk show “Busy Tonight” to join Poole and L.A. jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth to celebrate their newest venture — the opening of an outpost of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Capitol boutique at the Brentwood Country Mart. The Peter Pilotto designers came over to L.A. to join the festivities, hosting a pre-dinner trunk show at the store, which has a shop-in-shop full of Neuwirth’s nature-inspired fine jewelry.

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“Our work brought us together and we became friends. There is such a synergy. We are both so drawn to color,” said Pilotto of how his vibrant prints mix with Neuwirth’s surf-and-sky-inspired gemstones. “I remember in school, Peter had such a fascination with opals,” added Christopher de Vos.

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Tamron Hall Gives Birth to a Baby Boy

Tamron Hall Tamron Hall has some breaking news: she gave birth!
The former Today co-anchor announced the arrival of her first child with her husband Steven on Thursday, just over a month after she…

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J.Hilburn Adds Chief Marketing Officer

Casey Shilling has been named chief marketing officer of J.Hilburn, a custom men’s wear brand.
She will join chief executive officer Andy Janowski, a former chief operating officer of Burberry and ceo of Smythson; chief operating officer Joe Dixon, a onetime senior vice president of Brooks Brothers and the former ceo of Size Stream, and chief creative officer Simon Kneen, the former executive vice president of design and creative director for Banana Republic, at the Dallas-based company.

Shilling said she will work with the management team to “increase our stylist network and transform the company into an omnichannel business, increasing brand awareness to attract new customers and deepening engagement with our loyal base of clients.”
Janowski said Shilling’s “deep experience in building lifestyle brands will be instrumental in telling our disruptive custom-made story. She is a rare combination of digital, strategy and creative. She has a keen focus on driving results and is a tremendous culture fit. I look forward to watching her grow the business alongside our strong leadership team.”
Shilling most recently served as chief marketing officer of Zoës Kitchen, a fast, casual Mediterranean restaurant group with more than 260 locations nationwide. While at Zoës, she led the brand’s digital efforts and

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Nike to Open New U.K. Headquarters at London’s King’s Cross

NIKE’S LONDON MOVE: Nike is slipping on its running shoes and heading north to King’s Cross in London. It plans to move its headquarters to the new development there, joining Google, Facebook, Universal Music and LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which have already moved in, or are set to settle into the neighborhood.
At more than 60,000 square feet, the new Nike headquarters will be nearly double the size of the current one on Wardour Street in Soho. The company is due to move into the new building next year after building work is complete.
A real estate source has confirmed British media reports that the new location will be S1, a building in King’s Cross that is under construction, on the corner of Handyside Street and Canal Reach.
The London-based French architect Michel Mossessian, who worked on the NATO headquarters in Brussels and on the Marks & Spencer head offices in London’s Bayswater, is designing the Nike building.
He is also working on the adjacent building, which has already been pre-let to Google.
The Nike offices will be in close proximity to the recently opened retail space, Coal Drops Yard, and near King’s Cross and St. Pancras train stations. Central Saint Martins is also

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Berluti to Collaborate With Sotheby’s on Online Auction

LONDON — Berluti, the LVMH-owned men’s wear and leatherware-maker is partnering with the world’s largest auction house Sotheby’s for an online sale, titled “Berluti: The Art of Craftsmanship.”
The auction is opened for bidding until May 7 on sothebys.com, with the full exhibition on view at Sotheby’s Paris premises till April 29. It features a selection of items hand-chosen by Sotheby’s specialists, which “pay tribute to the pillars of Berluti’s heritage and proficiency. Specifically, the distinct handcrafted Berluti patina and the exclusive Venezia leather, introduced by Olga Berluti in the 1980s,” the brand said.
The sale aims to offer collectors a unique opportunity to acquire rare pieces from landmark moments throughout the shoemaker’s history.
The standout lot is a Porsche 911 S Targa sportscar from 1973, fully customized in an exclusive Berluti patinated leather interior with nearly 500 hours of crafting and a reserve price at 140,000 euros.
Other prizes in the auction include Triumph Bonneville T120 motorbike, luxury items signed by soccer players Didier Drogba and Paul Pogba and model Natalia Vodianova.

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Taraji P. Henson Joins Gwyneth Paltrow’s Star-Studded Panel For the In Goop Health Summit

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Penney’s Changes Chief Men’s Merchant

The changes are continuing at J.C. Penney.
James Starke, the company’s longtime head of men’s wear, has exited the retailer and has been replaced by Jeff Useforge.
Useforge, whose title is senior vice president and general merchandise manager of men’s and children’s, will oversee the company’s private and national brands. He was formerly vice president and divisional merchandise manager of men’s, big and tall, activewear and team apparel for Penney’s. Before that, he was a senior buyer of big and tall and The Foundry, a big and tall concept that it had once hoped to roll out as a chain.
Useforge has more than 30 years of retail experience and began his career with Mercantile Department Stores. He also spent five years with Saks Inc. in the Proffitt’s and McRae’s division, where he was gmm of men’s and children’s. He has also worked for Bon-Ton and Kohl’s.
Starke had spent 13 years at Penney’s, mainly in the men’s department. His most recent role was senior vice president and senior gmm of men’s, children’s, jewelry and home, according to his LinkedIn profile. He joined Penney’s in 2005 after spending eight years at Foley’s in Houston, also primarily in the men’s area.
He could not be reached

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Kenzo Takada Celebrates U.S. Book Launch at FIT, Talks About Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly

A LIFE IN PICTURES: Tuesday night’s understated book signing for Kenzo Takada at the Fashion Institute of Technology was just his style.
About 50 guests were invited to the FIT Foundation’s low-key event at the school’s Art & Design gallery. Stateside for a three-day stay, the Paris-based designer planned to return to campus Wednesday afternoon for an informal chat with students. Known for his inclusive approach to fashion that incorporates multicultural influences with exacting techniques, Takada did not wish to judge the students’ designs — to avoid dissuading them in any way.
Undergrads were not among the well-wishers Tuesday night, since alcohol was served. Sipping on a glass of red wine, Takada was surprised to learn that FIT has a museum on campus and asked about what types of exhibitions have been staged there.
The guest of honor was looking forward to seeing the musical “My Fair Lady” on Broadway, before flying out of town. Earlier in the day, Takada dashed into Barneys New York’s Madison Avenue store to try the chicken at its Freds restaurant. En route, he also ducked into the Celine boutique because he is “very curious” about what Hedi Slimane is doing there. One eagle-eyed staffer recognized Takada and

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Leonard Lauder to Write Story of His Life — and the Family Firm

Businessman, art collector, philanthropist and now…scribe. Leonard A. Lauder on Wednesday said he is working on a book about his extraordinary life. The 86-year-old son of Estée Lauder and chairman emeritus of the conglomerate that today bears his mother’s name, Lauder is considered one of the key architects of the modern-day beauty business.
“I have been blessed with a wonderful life,” he told WWD in confirming a report about the book in The New York Post. “In my business career and my personal life, I have had challenging and exciting experiences and been surrounded by outstanding people. I want to tell the unique story of my mother and father, the company they founded, and all we have accomplished. I want to convey the business lessons I’ve learned in the hopes that they can guide others. I want to tell the story of my philanthropy and my art collecting. For years, I have been asked to do this; now is the time.”
Lauder joined the family firm at age 25 in 1958, when it was generating $ 800,000 in sales. Today, the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. markets 29 brands with a distribution reach of more than 150 markets and has annual sales of more

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Western Trends to Try for Stagecoach 2019

E-Comm: Western Trends for Stagecoach One thing’s for sure: People sure do love their country music.
It’s no secret that the genre has become significantly more mainstream as of late, so more and more people are…

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J.Lindeberg’s Davey Adesida Capsule to Launch April 27

J.Lindeberg’s limited-edition capsule collection with New York-based photographer Davey Adesida will be released worldwide on April 27 in select company stores and online.
The 29-year-old Adesida was born in Nigeria but is now based in New York, where he became familiar with the work of Jens Werner, J.Lindeberg’s creative director. He reached out, they developed a friendship, and as a result, Werner selected several of Adesida’s images of the East and West Coasts to use on the capsule collection.
“Davey reached out to me since he had seen the work we have put into J.Lindeberg the past two years,” Werner explained. “He expressed he really liked my artistic expression and I felt the same way when I was introduced to his work. I also love analogue photography as it reminds me of my grandfather who did analogue photography for almost 50 years, so when that idea came up for this collaboration, it felt natural.”
The capsule consists of one T-shirt in two colorways and one shirt, all with photo prints from Adesida’s work. All pieces are unisex, and prices range from $ 125 to $ 260.
Werner said as a German growing up in a small village and then moving to New York to pursue a

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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Premiere: See All the Red Carpet Looks

The moment all Marvel fans have waited for is finally here.
“Avengers: Endgame,” the fourth and final installment of the Marvel Studio’s Avengers series, held its Los Angeles premiere Monday night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, bringing together past and present cast to celebrate the end of a 10-year saga.
The premiere drew the original six Avengers — Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth and Jeremy Renner — as well as new members such as Brie Larson, Danai Gurira, Karen Gillan and Chris Pratt, among others.
The film follows the events of last year’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” where Thanos used the infamous Infinity Gauntlet to wipe out half of the universe’s population. Larson and Johansson used their red carpet looks to pay homage to the last film, wearing custom rings that resembled the Infinity Stones seen in Thanos’ Infinity Gauntlet.
Click through the gallery to see all the red carpet looks from the latest installment’s Los Angeles premiere.
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Elizabeth Holmes Ditches Signature Black Turtleneck for Court Appearance

Elizabeth Holmes has made her first court appearance — minus her signature fashion look.
Holmes, the chief executive officer of the now-defunct Theranos — which was billed as a revolutionary health-care company — appeared in a San Jose, Calif. federal courthouse on Monday for a status hearing.
While the former executive has been charged for nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit fraud through her company, she raised eyebrows today for her sartorial choice: a light gray suit with a blue button-down shirt. In the recent HBO documentary, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” and in her many appearances before being charged, Holmes stuck to a uniform of a black turtleneck.

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Celebrate Earth Day With Our Favorite Sustainable Fashion

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Koral Delves Into Men’s With Equinox 

LOS ANGELES — Koral, the activewear brand backed by Seven For All Mankind cofounder Peter Koral, will enter the men’s space exclusively with Equinox before a broader rollout at retail.
The men’s line launches with more than 20 stockkeeping units, priced from $ 75 to $ 300 and utilizing many of the same performance fabrics seen in the women’s line, such as lightweight scuba. The men’s collection takes on a streetwear-inspired aesthetic and a color scheme of navy and taupe.
The official launch is April 30 in 19 Equinox stores for a six-month exclusive, in addition to Koral’s online shop. The collection will broaden for fall with a larger stockkeeping unit count distributed to more retailers.
“I would love if men’s could be just as big as the women’s business one day,” chief marketing officer and cofounder Marcelo Kugel said. “I think we can get a stronghold in the market and that’s why Equinox wanted to be our main partner on this because they see the opportunity for growth and then we’ve also been approached by Peloton, Barry’s Boot Camp and Net-a-porter with the launch of fall.”
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How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Giving Back for Earth Day 2019

Sustainability is arguably the most important issue today in fashion and beauty.
More than just a trend or fad, consumers — especially Generation Z and Millennials — now expect sustainability as a core element in the fashion and beauty brands they shop from, analyzing everything down to the ingredients, packaging and manufacturing process.
Brands have taken notice, launching company-wide initiatives to better their environmental impact and encourage their customers to do the same. Take Adidas, who recently launched its Futurecraft.Loop sneaker, which is made from sustainable materials and can be repurposed into a new pair of shoes after they’ve been worn down. On the beauty side, clean beauty brand, Youth to the People, is trying to encourage responsible beauty consumption by offering a larger size of its Kale + Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Cleanser, so that customers don’t have to go through multiple plastic bottles.
From campaigns pushing sustainability to brands giving back to environmentally focused charities, read on to see how 16 fashion and beauty brands are giving back for Earth Day 2019.
1. ThredUp
On April 16, fashion resale web site, ThredUp, launched its “Choose Used” campaign fronted by actress Olivia Wilde. With Wilde, the company redesigned thousands of used clothing displaying

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Remembering Art Benefactor Jayne Wrightsman

Jayne Wrightsman, art benefactor and a fixture in New York’s social scene, died at the age of 99 in New York on Saturday.
The widow of Charles B. Wrightsman, an American oil executive who passed away in 1986, Wrightsman is best known for her support of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the couple supported the Wrightsman Galleries of French Decorative Arts, which showcases pieces of fine art from 18th-century interiors and furnishings. They’ve also donated work from artists such as Claude Monet, Eugène Delacroix and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, among others.

Jayne Wrightsman and Jackie Kennedy in 1977. 
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Wrightsman was close friends with Jacqueline Kennedy and Annette de la Renta, wife of Oscar de la Renta. She was known for her elegant style, earning a spot on the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1965.
Click through the above gallery to see WWD’s archival photography of Wrightsman.
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Best Baby Shower Gifts According to Hip Moms

E-Comm: Best Baby Shower Gifts According to Hip MomsWe’ll be honest: We love babies.
They’re so cute and we love to support out mama friends in any way we can, when we can. However, unless you’re a mom yourself, it’s hard…

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The North Face Finds Its Inner Fashion

Tim Bantle, global general manager of The North Face, described the brand’s transformation from a collection of technical clothing and gear for serious explorers to a label that’s in-demand in the fashion world and collaborating with Supreme, Junya Watanabe and Sacai.
Bantle began by showing The North Face rock, which appears on all of its products, “at the end of Yosemite Valley, there’s this beautiful, monolithic rock,” he said. “It captures our historical essence.”
Bantle is a climber who spent 12 years at Patagonia, and prior to that, worked in guiding and retail. Showing a photo of a frozen tundra, he said, “This is where the most elite climbers in the world go — to the middle of Antarctica to do new climbs.”
Likening The North Face to NASA, but for earthbound exploration, Bantle said, “We enable people to go there and do that. It’s given rise to our most important and iconic products. Those products are part of an Expedition System launched in the Nineties.…We developed these products basically to climb Mount Everest.
“These products basically have a place in our archive and have a cult following around the world,” Bantle added. “The most important iconic products include the Denali jacket Base Camp

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Vivienne Westwood Brings Back Asics Classics in New Collaboration

FOOT IN THE DOOR: Vivienne Westwood is getting in on the footwear hype and is partnering with sports performance brand Asics. The first two of the limited-edition sneaker styles will drop globally on April 27 and the following three will be released in July.
“Asics are brilliant technicians known for their expertise, they are the best in their field. We love the look of their trainers because they are form following function, which attracted us to this collaboration. We wanted to bring together fashion and function,” said Andreas Kronthaler, creative director of Vivienne Westwood.
The capsule is a reinterpretation of classic Asics styles paired with Westwood’s signature prints such as the squiggle print, which debuted in her fall 1981 collection. Westwood’s orb logo can also be found on the heel of the sneakers.
The first two sneakers released will feature this print with one in a high-top style in a white and red colorway and the second, a low-top fit in a red and orange palette complete with Asic’s patented gel sole. The high-top retails at 185 pounds and the low-top at 155 pounds.

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How Beauty Brands Are Banking on Cannabis

Beauty’s obsession with CBD isn’t slowing down.
CBD — the shortened term for cannabidiol — has become one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, popping up in different types of skin care, color cosmetics and wellness supplements as consumer interest in the plant’s purported benefits increases rapidly.
Brands are tapping into cannabis and its many ingredient extracts with varying levels of CBD — including hemp seed oil, which contains no actual CBD  — and now with the upcoming 4/20 “holiday,” brands are attracting customers with a slew of new products that promote relaxation, anti-inflammation and soothing qualities.
Read on to see how 11 beauty brands are cashing in on cannabis.
1. Heretic

Heretic’s Dirty Grass contains CBD oil that is meant to be absorbed transdermally. 

It was only a matter of time before CBD entered the fragrance space. Natural fragrance brand, Heretic, has released Dirty Grass, a “functional fragrance” that combines traditional scent with aromatherapy by using CBD oil, which is said to absorb into the wearer’s bloodstream. The earthy scent also includes notes of pink pepper, lemon, violet leaf and vetiver and retails for $ 85 for a 15-ml. bottle and $ 185 for a 50-ml. bottle.
2. Scotch Porter
For 4/20, men’s grooming brand, Scotch Porter, is hosting

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11 Genius Storage Solutions to Organize Your Home

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Minnesota United Links With Ebbets for Limited-Edition Capsule

Minnesota United has teamed with Ebbets Field Flannels, the American vintage athletic apparel brand, for a limited-edition capsule collection that drops on Friday.
The collection features three styles: a gray fitted cap with the Minnesota United word mark, a black fitted look featuring the Minnesota United logo, and a charcoal adjustable hat that features l’étoile du nord, which is a French phrase meaning “The Star of the North.” It is the motto of the state of Minnesota and accompanied by the Minnesota United FC star. Product will only be available online on ebbets.com and while supplies last. The price point of the collection is $ 50.

 
The collaboration between MNUFC and Ebbets began through the common interest in creating a collection that would give fans the opportunity to own a unique piece of the club’s history, according to Rachel Leber, vice president of consumer products at Major League Soccer. “We hope that the collection appeals to both Minnesota United supporters and fans of Ebbets Field Flannels.”
World-class soccer stadiums have been a key focus of Major League Soccer. Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field opens this season, becoming the league’s 20th stadium built or transformed for soccer. The collection celebrates the opening of the $ 250 million state-of-the-art

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Carson Kressley Wins the Jefferson Spirit of Design Award

PHILADELPHIA — Emmy-Award winning style pundit, TV personality, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley was on hand Thursday night at Moulin at Sherman Mills, where he received Thomas Jefferson University’s 2019 Spirit of Design Award. Previously awarded to Stuart Weitzman, John Varvatos, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa, the honor is presented to designers who have made outstanding contributions to the fashion and design industry through innovation.
The audience, filled to capacity with students, parents and industry insiders, knew that that night was set to be anything but staid when the festivities were kicked off by Thom Filicia, Kressley’s original interior design cohort in their breakout show, “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” and costar of their current show on Bravo “Get a Room With Carson and Thom.”
“Carson kind of tricked me into this,” said Filicia. “He originally told me this was the Spirit Awards. I was so excited! Ketel One vs. Grey Goose, which one’s going to win? And then I thought, wait, this is Spirit of Design Award. That’s great, too.” After a few minutes of good-natured quips that kept the audience in hysterics (“Carson told me he has an honorary doctorate

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Nataša Čagalj Exits Ports 1961

MILAN — Ports 1961 is parting ways with its women’s creative director Nataša Čagalj.
A Central Saint Martins graduate, the designer joined the company in 2014 as creative director, succeeding Fiona Cibani, who held the role for four years.
“We are very grateful to Nataša for the outstanding work achieved during her tenure and wish her a bright future,” said Ports 1961 vice president Marc Boelen in a statement where the brand also highlighted Čagalj’s strategic role in kicking off a new chapter for the brand, “combining luxurious fabrics with a modern design.”
Čagalj unveiled her last collection for the Ports 1961 label last February with a runway show at London Fashion Week.
Prior to joining Ports 1961, Čagalj worked with Nino Cerruti and Peter Speliopoulos when he was appointed creative director of Cerruti Arte in Paris. She was then Alber Elbaz’s right-hand designer at Lanvin until she moved in 2005 to Stella McCartney, where she was head of design until 2012.
According to Ports 1961, a successor will be named soon.
Previously designed by creative director Milan Vukmirovic, the brand’s men’s line was discontinued last year and replaced with Ports V, which includes bi-monthly, unisex capsules. Vukmirovic is the creative director of the new brand.
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Men’s Brands Jump Into Sustainability Efforts

Like many things in men’s wear, it often takes a bit longer for a trend to take hold than it does in women’s wear. Sustainability has been no exception. But now, most men’s brands and retailers are all in.
While some men’s designers, such as Christopher Raeburn, were early adopters, others are just now jumping on board. According to Cara Smyth, vice president of Glasgow Caledonian New York College and founder of the Fair Fashion Center sustainability program, those in the outdoor industry were among the first to embrace the movement due to their ties to nature. But the movement has since spread to a variety of men’s wear brands.
“Many men’s brands are interested in sustainability as it provides operating efficiencies that reduce impacts and reflect the values of the brand to both consumers and even investors where applicable,” she said.
So whether it’s PVH’s goal to generate zero waste, or Perry Ellis’ new solar panel installation project at its distribution center in Seneca, S.C., companies big and small have gotten on board.
Here is a closer look at some of the brands leading the way in men’s wear.
Christopher Raeburn
Just call him the King of Upcycling. The U.K.-based designer has been a champion

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49 Unforgettable Met Gala Red-Carpet Looks

With only weeks to go, designers and A-list stars are heading into crunch time before the 2019 Met Gala.
While the Met Gala has a 71-year history of producing the most over-the-top high-fashion red carpets , this year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” should result in a particularly unexpected red-carpet scene. Met Gala alum such as Sarah Jessica Parker, Blake Lively and Rihanna are famous for taking the theme head-on. Rihanna for one, all but broke the Internet in 2015 when the red carpet had to be cleared so she could take those iconic steps wearing a yellow, fur-lined Guo Pei cape with a seemingly miles-long train — and let’s not forget her 2018 look for the  “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Image” exhibit: fashion pope.
Before “camp” comes upon us on May 6, WWD is looking back at 49 unforgettable Met Gala looks, from Princess Diana’s risqué John Galliano Dior slipdress to Kim Kardashian’s much-memed Givenchy gown with affixed gloves. Click the gallery above to see them all.
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Blake Lively in Versace at the Met Gala 2018. 
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Wardrobe Teams Up With Gregory Hotel in New York

Wardrobe, the peer-to-peer digital marketplace to rent women’s and men’s clothing and accessories from people’s closets, has struck a fashion and sustainability partnership with The Gregory Hotel in New York. This is the first hotel partnership launch for Wardrobe.
The way it works is prior or during a stay at The Gregory at 42 West 35th Street, hotel guests can reserve items from the Wardrobe app, and the items will be delivered to them at their hotel room for the duration of their stay. After wearing, they can leave it in the hotel closet or with the concierge. The partnership begins Monday.
Asked why they decided to partner with Wardrobe, Yaniv Packin general manager of The Gregory, said,  “As a sustainably minded hotel, this partnership with Wardrobe was an exciting opportunity to be a first mover in the industry and offer our guests an unforgettable experience during their stay. As a hotel we are trying to showcase more sustainable and mindful ideas from hosting an Earth Day event with @insteadofmovement and hosting mindful events including a gallery featuring the work of jewelry designer Ariana Ost.”
Adarsh Alphons, chief executive officer and founder of Wardrobe, added, “We hope to learn a lot from this

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Goop’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide Totals to $54,000, and We’re Clutching Our Pearls

Gwyneth Paltrow, GoopIt’s that time of year when Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand releases its swoon-worthy (re: expensive) gift guides.
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Etro Men’s Line to Make Runway Comeback in June

RUNWAY RETURN: Etro is bringing its men’s line back on the catwalk.
Following a three-season runway hiatus, during which Etro men’s creative director Kean Etro organized engaging presentations, the brand will unveil its spring 2020 collection with a show on June 16.
The last men’s collection that Etro showed on the catwalk was the spring 2018 lineup, which was presented with a coed runway show at the Palazzo del Ghiaccio venue in Milan.
The location of the upcoming men’s show is still to be disclosed. After seasons of shows held at Palazzo del Ghiaccio, last February Etro showed its women’s fall 2019 collection at Milan’s Giuseppe Verdi music conservatory.
Etro, which counts more than 200 stores, is investing in communication and marketing, strengthening the experience in stores and increasing digital content. Europe is still Etro’s biggest market, representing 30 percent of sales. It is followed by Asia and the U.S., accounting for 30 and 20 percent of the brand’s total business, respectively.

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Ozwald Boateng to Debut First Women’s Collection in New York

NEW YORK CALLING: Savile Row tailor Ozwald Boateng will hit York on May 5 with an immersive fashion experience at the Apollo theater in Harlem, showcasing the brand’s first women’s collection.
The show will be a celebration of culture, diversity, music, history and fashion and mark the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, “starting with a short film on Africanism, and guiding us into the future of artificial intelligence,” according to the company.
VIPs within sports and entertainment are expected to appear at the former Givenchy designer’s runway show, the brand added.
Boateng, whose parents immigrated to the U.K. in the Fifties, was the youngest designer of African descent to open a business on London’s Savile Row. He founded his company in 1995, and was part of a new bespoke movement that catapulted him to international recognition.
Known for his bright flashes of color and twist on classic British tailoring, his brand offers in-store bespoke services as well as RTW men’s wear and items such as ties, shirts and knitwear.

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Istanbul-based In the Mood for Love Takes on London

HIGH SHINE: Istanbul-based label In the Mood for Love is turning its attention to the London market.
The two-year-old brand, best known for its exuberant sequined creations sold at contemporary price points, quickly built a presence across key European retailers including Printemps in Paris, Tsum in Moscow and La Rinascente in Italy and now sees an opportunity to continue its growth trajectory in the U.K. market.
To introduce itself to the market, the label has tapped the London-based influencer Soraya Bakhtiar. Bakhtiar, who said she was drawn to the maximalist nature of the brand, brought together a group of fellow influencers and London-based designers to celebrate the label, hosting a dinner at Blakes Hotel, which came complete with sequined place mats and pink sparkly scrunchies used as napkin rings.
Guests included handbag designers Tara Ghazanfar and Gunes Mutlu; personal shopper and influencer Bettina Looney; jeweler Anissa Kermiche and author Katherine Ormerod, who all came dressed in sparkly creations and trendy padded headbands to match.

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The event was followed by a trunk show at the Connaught hotel.
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Alex Rodriguez’s Proposal to Jennifer Lopez Took 6 Months to Plan

Jennifer Lopez, Alex RodriguezWhen it comes to matters of the heart, timing can be tricky–just ask Alex Rodriguez.
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Perry Ellis Installs Solar Roof on South Carolina Plant

Perry Ellis International Inc. is going solar.
The company has completed the installation of a 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation on one of its largest distribution centers in Seneca, S.C.
The 83,000-square-foot roof of the 350,000-square-foot facility is the latest move in the company’s commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. PEI worked with Con Edison Solutions, a leading national energy services company and subsidiary of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc., to design and install the system. It is expected to generate approximately 1.15 gigawatt hours of energy annually, which will provide 60 percent of the energy needs of the facility. 
“As a global fashion company with offices and production facilities around the world, we are placing an ever-growing focus on sustainable facets of our operation,” said Oscar Feldenkreis, chief executive officer and president of PEI. “While the industry as a whole has made some great strides, it is important to keep the momentum going to bring about positive change. This is our first major solar power installation and serves as a launchpad for additional initiatives in renewable energy and company-wide Corporate Social Responsibility programs.”
He added that the company has partnered with the Hamilton Career Center, a local vocational technical school, to develop

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44 Met Gala Red Carpet Looks You Forgot Happened

Seventy-one years of the Met Gala have produced some of the most iconic red carpet fashion moments of all time. Think: Rihanna in that yellow Guo Pei cape with its endless fur-lined train back in 2015. Some Met Gala looks, however, haven’t quite stuck in the cultural lexicon.
Ahead of this year’s “Camp: Notes on Fashion” — which will surely usher in a meme-worthy fashion parade that’ll have social media buzzing — WWD is taking a look back at some Met Gala red carpet fashion moments you probably forgot even happened.
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Take for instance, Chloë Sevigny’s casual brown jacket paired with a beige midi skirt for the “In Style: Celebrating 50 Years of the Costume Institute” exhibit in 1998. Granted, Sevigny has sported this look in the earlier days of the Met Gala, when there was no physical red carpet and the event itself was less of a media spectacle.
In 2005, Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen made their Met Gala debut in romantic looks that are a stark difference form the cerebral looks we see the CFDA Award-winning designers wear today.

Chloë Sevigny at the Met Gala in 1998. 
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Converse Turns Its Attention to Basketball Market

Converse is determined to regain its prime position in the basketball market.
In an event in Brooklyn on Wednesday afternoon, the brand unveiled the All Star Pro BB, a performance basketball shoe that is intended to highlight the company’s return to the sport it helped pioneer more than a century ago.
In 1917, Converse introduced the Non-Skid, the first athletic sneaker specifically engineered for basketball, a new sport that was starting to gain traction in the United States. In 1922, a basketball player who joined Converse as a salesman would host the first basketball clinic in North Carolina. His name was Chuck Taylor.
The Converse All Star sneaker — a later iteration of the Non-Skid — soon became synonymous with the sport. Taylor’s name was added to the model in 1934.
Since that time, the Chuck Taylor, as it is now known, has become a signature of the street and skate communities. It remains the brand’s biggest selling footwear model.
Converse, which is owned by Nike, used the Chuck Taylor’s signature features — minimal construction and performance details such as toe bumpers, ankle patches and peg top uppers — to inform the All Star Pro BB.
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Jennifer Lopez and Selena Gomez’s Manicurist Tom Bachik Breaks Down Top Spring Nail Trends

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In the Spotlight: Willem New York Twists the Classics

Brand: Willem New York
Backstory: After graduating with a history degree from Harvard, Sean McDonagh indulged his love of kicks by working on branding for the Greats, the buzzy sneaker brand. But he soon got restless and sought to tell a fuller men’s wear story. “I’m someone who jumps into the fire,” he said. So he created Willem New York, a casual men’s wear collection rooted in American staples such as jeans, hoodies and T-shirts but with subtle design twists. In addition to updating classics, McDonagh also strives to tell a story with Willem. For spring, a collection he titled Paradise Lost, he was inspired by Seventies Montauk, N.Y., where he’s spent his summers since childhood, and photographer Peter Beard. The influence of the lensman, who is renowned for his images of Africa and its wildlife, is found in several pieces of Willem’s spring offering such as safari jackets as well as the earthy color palette.
Key pieces: Although Kenya and Montauk might not on the surface seem to have much in common, McDonagh has managed to seamlessly blend the aesthetic of both in his spring offering. The design is intended to represent “a beach town with safari details,” he said. That

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Decoding L.K. Bennett’s New Owner, Rebecca Feng

L.K.’S NEW LADY: Chinese businesswoman Rebecca Feng, who made headlines last week after her company Byland U.K. Ltd. acquired the British fashion and footwear retailer L.K. Bennett, is an ambitious multitasker who’s known as Kaka in China, and whose interests range from fashion retail to the theater.
Not much was revealed about Feng after she bought L.K. Bennett out of bankruptcy last week, except for the fact that she was L.K. Bennett’s China distributor. At closer glance, she is a far more interesting figure. Feng declined to be interviewed for this story.
A well-respected, high-achieving polymath, Feng has said her first job out of college was selling diamonds for a businessman in Hainan Island, the most southern province of China. She then worked in advertising for 14 years from the age of 24, before launching her multibrand fashion concept store Cachet. She is also a part-time playwright and actress.
Her drama, “The Seven Year Itch,” (not to be confused with the Marilyn Monroe film of the same name) was well-received in Beijing.
She founded Cachet in 2010, and now runs six stores in Beijing, Xi’an and Nanjing. Feng told local Chinese media in July that Cachet is planning to open major stores in Chongqing

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5 Summer 2019 Hair Trends That Took Off at Coachella

Festival season is finally here, and so, too, are a number of fashion trends.
Coachella weekend one saw the emergence of a number of trends, primarily in the hair category, as influencers and guests looked to accessories, classic styles and colorful looks to complement their festival gear.
A go-to festival style, textured waves left its mark at Coachella, with many taking a grungy and grittier take on the classic beach waves with hair that looked like it had been dipped in a swimming pool prior to styling.
Others went for bold, colorful looks with balayage highlights and full coloring in pastel hues of pink, purple and blue.
Read on to see the five key hair trends that emerged at Coachella.
1. Pastel Hues

Lottie Tomlinson at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Sophie Simmons at the 5th Annual ZOEasis Party, at Coachella 2019. 
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Winnie Harlow at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Jenn Im at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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2. Loose Braids

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Kathryn Newton at Coachella 2019. 
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Khanh Duong at Coachella 2019. 
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3. Gritty Textured Waves

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Jasmine Tookes at the Revolve Party at Coachella 2019. 
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Danielle Herrington at the Revolve Party at Coachella

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Is Facial Acupuncture The New Botox?

This alternative medicine treatment is said to help with anti-aging and even acne. Acupuncturists and derms weigh in.
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Cardi B Packs on the PDA With Offset During Surprise Revolve Festival Performance

Cardi B, Offset, Coachella 2019Cardi B is here, okurrr!
The superstar rapper seems to pop up everywhere fans turn–and that was true once again on Sunday when the Grammy winner surprised an audience with her presence….

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Untuckit Partners With Fair Harbor on Eco-friendly Swimwear

Untuckit is unveiling its first collaboration — one that’s good for the planet.
The men’s wear brand has partnered with Fair Harbor, a sustainable swimwear brand that creates products from post-consumer recycled plastic bottles, on a co-designed collection.
This exclusive collection of eco-conscious swimsuits includes six styles, each made from 11 plastic bottles that have been collected from oceans and beaches. The collection features three of Fair Harbor’s classic fits in six colorways, including a board short in red and blue with a water photoprint and a swim trunk in blue stripes and a beach wave photoprint by surf photographer Mike Nelson.   

“We’re excited to be partnering with Fair Harbor, an incredible brand whose inspiring mission has resulted in such a great swimwear collection,” said Aaron Sanadres, cofounder and chief executive officer of Untuckit. “We’re looking forward to helping them develop their business, especially as they’re in their early stages, while learning from them how to become a more eco-conscious company ourselves. We couldn’t have picked a better first-collaboration partner.”
At the same time, Untuckit has gone the extra mile to help Fair Harbor grow its business by inviting its executive team to be housed at Untuckit’s headquarters. In return, Fair Harbor will

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Met Gala 2019: Everything to Know About This Year’s Met Gala

The Met Gala countdown is on.
With less than a month to go to the 71st annual Met Gala, news on attendees, designers and the exhibit itself are coming to light as viewers speculate who will win the red carpet — many guessing Rihanna, yet again — and who will be attending.
This year’s theme, “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” gives fashion designers and celebrities room to experiment with extravagant, avant garde costumes. With Lady Gaga, Blake Lively and Katy Perry confirmed in attendance, we can expect some out-of-this world looks.
From which designers are dressing the red carpet to the Costume Institute’s exhibit itself, here is everything you need to know about this year’s Met Gala.
When and where is the Met Gala?
The Met Gala will be held on May 6 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the event is sold out, individual tickets went for $ 35,000 and tables of 10 went for $ 200,000 or $ 300,000.
What is this year’s theme?
In October 2018, it was revealed that this year’s Met Gala theme and Costume Institute exhibit will be “Camp: Notes on Fashion.” Andrew Bolton, head curator at the museum, has taken inspiration for the exhibit from Susan Sontag’s instrumental 1964 essay, “Notes on Camp,”

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Brie Larson Gives a Nod to Captain Marvel at ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Seoul Premiere

Captain Marvel certainly knows how to make an entrance.
Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel in the Marvel Studios hit franchise, attended the Seoul premiere of her upcoming film, “Avengers: Endgame” in a Rodarte dress that gave a nod to her superhero character.
The actress — who attended the premiere with co-stars Robert Downey Jr. and Jeremy Renner and co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo — chose an embellished blue gown with a pink silk ruffle from the Rodarte fall 2019 collection. The hand-beading and blue hue reference the star motif and color of her superhero’s uniform.

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With the premiere of her stand-alone film “Captain Marvel” — which is Marvel Studio’s first female-led superhero film and 21st film overall in the franchise — and now in the middle of the press tour for “Avengers: Endgame,” Larson has grown accustomed to giving her superhero character

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The Most Eye-Catching Looks We’ve Seen At Coachella So Far

Weekend 1 at the music festival gave us flower crowns, plenty of mesh and a Donald Trump-eating-Cheetos shirt.
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Best Easter Gifts on Amazon

E-Comm: Best Easter Gifts On AmazonNo matter how serious you are about Easter, there’s one thing we can all agree on: It’s a nice time to give and get gifts.
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WWD Men’s Summit: Hilary Coles of Hims

Hims is making waves in the wellness industry by tapping into a market that has otherwise been largely neglected: men.
“We launched Hims to address and normalize conversations that have been too often stigmatized and educate men that it’s OK to take care of themselves and actually, it’s kind of weird not to,” said Hilary Coles, Hims’ brand leader. “We help men take care of themselves through a telemedicine platform. What that means is that we offer men access to over-the-counter and prescription medicine via an easy-to-use online consultation that pairs them with doctors licensed in their states and from a network of pharmacies across the country.”
Launched 18 months ago, Hims now has “hundreds of thousands” of men using its platform, said Coles, which gives them access to FDA-approved, medical-grade products, educational tools and medical expertise.
“In health care, there’s a debilitating stigma attached to really important issues for men. It’s largely caused by a vacuum and a lack of conversation because men are unfortunately afraid to approach these hard conversations and they’re afraid to approach them with doctors, with their closest friends and even with their partners,” Coles said.
To combat this stigma, Coles and her team place extra emphasis on packaging

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Bud Konheim, Nicole Miller’s Chief Executive Officer, Dies at 84 After Biking Fall

Nicole Miller’s longtime business partner Bud Konheim died Saturday, after injuries sustained from a bicycle accident in Connecticut.
Konheim, chief executive officer of Nicole Miller Inc, died at the age of 84 at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn., Saturday. The cause of death was not immediately known, Miller said.
Konheim and Miller have been one of the fashion industry’s longest-standing power couples, having worked together for more than 40 years. “He always said, ‘I’ve never had a bad day.’ He loved life and he loved his job.” Miller said. “He just always had this positive attitude. He just loved what he did. He loved the business.”
The irrepressible straight talker Konheim was a big picture thinker who examined the fashion industry from a mile-high perspective. Rather than talk up his own company’s success or most recent news, Konheim was more inclined to first discuss at great length why old-school retail models and other aging business practices weren’t working. Rather than bemoan the state of things, Konheim would fire off a litany of possible solutions. An early adopter of technology for a variety of elements of sales and design, Konheim also championed a Made in New York label and marketing initiative in 1994, lobbying

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Gabrielle Union Honors ‘Black Panther’ Costume Designer Ruth E. Carter

On Saturday night, the newly launched Black Design Collective (which aims to remove inequality in the fashion industry with resources such as mentorship and an e-commerce platform) officially set its plans in motion with a fete that presented its first scholarship and honored costume designer Ruth E. Carter for her work on “Black Panther.”
Among those who flocked to the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles to help founders Angela Dean, Kevan Hall and TJ Walker celebrate the Carter’s breadth of work (which includes more than 50 films in a 30-year timespan) were actresses Loretta Devine, Gabrielle Union, Malinda Williams, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, models Roshumba Williams and Beverly Johnson, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart, as well as designer Tina Knowles-Lawson.
Taking the stage in a sparkling magenta suit by African-American designer Christopher John Rogers, Union, who worked with Carter on the TV series “Being Mary Jane,” noted, “Every fitting I’ve ever had with Ruth was in her home. She welcomes us in. She makes us feel protected. She literally gives us wings so we can all fly. Who really is doing that? She made Mary Jane a fashion icon. That wasn’t me, Mary Jane would have been in some basketball

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65 Photos Of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Amazing Style Transformation

The “Sex and the City” actress has gone through so many style phases.
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We’re Obsessed With Jessica Simpson’s Maternity Line

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Mizzen + Main CEO to Depart, Stitch Fix Exec to Take Helm

Mizzen + Main turned to Stitch Fix to find its next chief.
The Dallas-based online men’s wear brand has tapped Chris Phillips, the head of men’s and children’s wear at Stitch Fix, to replace Kevin Lavelle, its founder and ceo. Lavelle will be leaving Mizzen + Main to join The Seminar Network, part of the Koch political network in Washington, according to CNBC, which first reported the news.
Lavelle said he had no plans to leave the company he started in 2012, but when the Koch family reached out to him about joining The Seminar Network, a business that brings together social entrepreneurs to improve the world, he decided to take the plunge.
“It was a shocking request, but they have ambitious goals to make a significant impact on society,” Lavelle said, adding that their mission “aligns with how I view the world.”
So he set out to find someone to succeed him. “I believe we’ve found the absolute perfect person to take this company to the next level,” he said. “I’m actually more excited about the future with a seasoned retail operator on board.”
Lavelle said he will continue to be involved with Mizzen + Main as chairman and an investor. He will remain

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Nordstrom Executive Pay Revealed

Rounding off a week of retail boss compensation reveals was department store chain Nordstrom Inc.
Co-presidents Erik, Pete and the late Blake Nordstrom each made around $ 4.4 million last year, down from $ 5.6 million in 2017, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Some of this was made up of stock options, the full value of which might never be realized due to fluctuations in stock prices and vesting schedules.
The brothers, who are great-grandsons of the company’s founder, John W. Nordstrom, ran the company together as co-presidents from 2015 until Blake’s unexpected death in January following a short battle with lymphoma. Pete and Erik will continue as co-presidents of the business.
Under SEC rules, the company also identified the median pay for all employees, other than Erik, who ranks as principal executive officer. The worker in the middle of the bell curve at Nordstrom was paid $ 34,454 — putting the top executive’s pay at 129 times the median. This included part-time and seasonal workers.

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Candice Swanepoel Signs With Creative Artists Agency

NEW KID ON THE BLOCK: Candice Swanepoel has new representation.
The Victoria’s Secret model and founder of swimwear brand Tropic of C has signed on with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas.
Swanepoel will continue to be managed by Marlon Stoltzman. She’s been on Forbes’ “Highest-Paid Models” list every year since 2010, and although she’s best known for her work as an Angel, Swanepoel has appeared in campaigns and on runways for Chanel, Fendi, Tom Ford, Givenchy and many more.
Last year was a big one for the South African model. She became a mother of two, after giving birth to her second child in June; launched Tropic of C, and put her Village Green penthouse condominium up for sale in April — with a price tag of $ 1.89 million.
When speaking to WWD about her swimwear company in 2018, she explained that the throwback feel of Tropic of C makes her suits stand out.
“We bring a modern approach to vintage classics and a mix of European elegance with Brazilian ease,” Swanepoel said. “We focus on distinct fits — it features a high-cut leg, some corset-type tops and references to the Eighties and Nineties.”
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Elton John’s Most Gloriously Over-The-Top Costumes Through The Years

The Rocketman has never been one for subtlety on tour.
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How to Master Your Sunday Brunch Table

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Minnesota United Links With Ebbets for Limited-Edition Capsule

Minnesota United has teamed with Ebbets Field Flannels, the American vintage athletic apparel brand, for a limited-edition capsule collection that drops on Friday.
The collection features three styles: a gray fitted cap with the Minnesota United word mark, a black fitted look featuring the Minnesota United logo, and a charcoal adjustable hat that features l’étoile du nord, which is a French phrase meaning “The Star of the North.” It is the motto of the state of Minnesota and accompanied by the Minnesota United FC star. Product will only be available online on ebbets.com and while supplies last. The price point of the collection is $ 50.

 
The collaboration between MNUFC and Ebbets began through the common interest in creating a collection that would give fans the opportunity to own a unique piece of the club’s history, according to Rachel Leber, vice president of consumer products at Major League Soccer. “We hope that the collection appeals to both Minnesota United supporters and fans of Ebbets Field Flannels.”
World-class soccer stadiums have been a key focus of Major League Soccer. Minnesota United FC’s Allianz Field opens this season, becoming the league’s 20th stadium built or transformed for soccer. The collection celebrates the opening of the $ 250 million state-of-the-art

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Fila North America Names Jennifer Estabrook as First Female President

Two months after the death of Jon Epstein, Fila North America has named Jennifer Estabrook as his successor as president.
In this role, she becomes the company’s first female president. Estabrook had been serving as acting president following Epstein’s death after heart surgery.
All divisions and departments of Fila North America will continue to report to Estabrook. Fila North America and Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Fila Korea Ltd., a public company listed on the Korea Exchange.
Estabrook joined Fila North America and its affiliates in 2005, holding posts such as chief operating officer of Fila North America, and as a member of the board of managers and head of global licensing for Fila Luxembourg S.à.r.l. Prior to that, she was executive vice president of business operations for Fila North America. She serves on the board of Acushnet Company, the publicly traded maker of Titleist, FootJoy and other leading golf brands majority-owned by Fila Korea.
The company has been enhancing its ties to the fashion world with various collaborations. Fila recently linked with the Japanese women’s wear label Snidel to sell a 14-piece limited-edition collection. Last fall, Fila hosted its first runway show in Milan, where the brand also inaugurated a retrospective

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Onia Teams With Christy Turlington Burns’ Nonprofit, Every Mother Counts

In recognition of Mother’s Day, Onia is releasing a Mommy & Me capsule collection of swimwear with Christy Turlington Burns’ nonprofit organization, Every Mother Count to help every mother make childbirth and pregnancy safe. The capsule will be released April 16.
The Onia x EMC collection includes three of Onia’s essential “Kelly” one-pieces matched with their “Ava” girls style. The suits feature the EMC Mother’s Day rose symbol and signature color palette.
The Kelly will retail for $ 195 and the Ava for $ 75 on onia.com.

Mommy & Me styles from Onia x EMC capsule. 
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Onia will be donating 50 percent of proceeds to the foundation. Every Mother Counts educates the public about maternal health, engages individuals to advocate for the well-being of mothers, and invests in community-led programs to improve access to essential maternity care.
 

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Kit Harington And Rose Leslie’s Standout Style Moments Through The Years

Ahead of the “Game of Thrones” Season 8 premiere, we’re taking a look back at the couple’s fashion evolution.
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